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Apr. 18th, 2004

01:04 am - Around the world by bicycle: Heinz Stucke

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"In search of adventure and with the desire to see something of the world, I started my tour around the globe in August 1960, from my home town of Hövelhof - Germany. I was 20. 17,000 km and 20 countries later I was back home but not for long. From November, 1962, up to the present day I have been cycling and travelling non stop...."

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"


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Date:April 18th, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Now I know how I'll be spending the afternoon. I love these stories of people who travel all over. They completely fascinate me and I have to read every word.
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Date:April 19th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
It struck me how much I envied that man after reading about him. To possess so little beyond a bicycle and yet have so much.

Wonder who surpassed him in the 2000 Guinness Book.
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