This is Heinz Stücke, the holder of consecutive world records in the
Heinz lives on his trusty bicycle, carrying 50 kg of luggage and supplies with him throughout the world, and has no fixed domicile; he stays at small hotels, youth hostels, and in accommodation provided by friends in the course of his travels. He has no intention of stopping any time soon.
During the course of his travels he has taken more than 100,000 superb photographs of just about every conceivable landscape on the planet. Unfortunately he has no telephone or mailing address; but if you should happen across him, be sure to buy some of his postcards and a copy of his brochure; both are well worth what he charges for them (about 0.75 € for postcards and 3.00 € for the brochure).
His bicycle is overwritten with the names of many places he has visited. It converts into a boutique when he stops in a location to sell his postcards and books, as you can see.
Heinz now has a Web site, which you can visit here. It contains fascinating information on his many travels.
In 2002, Heinz rode across Canada with a partner, on a Pino Tandem recumbent bicycle built and sponsored by Hase Spezialräder.
Click directly on the photo to see a smaller version (half this size). Photographed on July 9, 1999.
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