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Old 10-31-05, 12:00 AM   #1
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Heinz Stucke - record holding cycletourist!

http://bikechina.com/ct-heinzstucke1z.html

Heinz Stucke

Facts & figures: 1999
59 years old
415,000 km cycled
192 countries seen
37 years on the road
80 to 120km/day
Same 25 kg 3-speed bike
40 to 50 kg luggage
15 passports filled
Never returned to Germany

1995 to 99 Guinness Book of Records:
"Most Travelled Man in History"


Have a look over his account of his travels written in that link ... it's quite incredible! Makes me want to get on my bicycle and go riding!!
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Old 10-31-05, 01:55 AM   #2
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Stucke is amazing! Never met him but came close to his shadow...
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Old 10-31-05, 01:58 PM   #3
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I happened to be at the Bike Friday factory for a tour the day he came to pick up his new bike... they had a little reception, and he spoke for a while about his travels. A fascinating guy!
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Great story, Thanks for posting it Machka! I couldn't stop reading it and was disappointed that it wasn't longer.
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