He's cycled 335,000 miles and been beaten and shot at but but has never had his bicycle stolen. Until now.
Stucke told the Portsmouth News: "I always sleep with my tent door open so that I can see [the bike]. I woke up at 3am and I immediately thought 'I must check my bike' like I always do. But when I looked outside, it was gone."
The stolen bike is black with two sets of handlebars and is covered with stickers from around the world.
Stucke also rides with a Bike Friday but on this trip he brought his original bike, used since 1962.
There's a large pic of the bike, and the man, here:
Biog of Stucke here:
BBC.co.uk return of bike story: