Maastricht, the Netherlands,
eldest professional cyclist in the world,
current holder of the Absolute Speed World Record Cycling with 268,831 km/h.
The photo shows Fred during his successful world record attempt on 1995-10-03 on his special bicycle behind a dragster of the Strasburg Drag Racing Team on a dried up salt lake, the so called Salt Flats at Bonneville near Salt Lake City in the federal state of Utah in the USA.
The exactly measured speed was 268,831 km/h.
A sponsor promised a considerable dollar amount for a successful attack on this record. The time is Fred’s greatest opponent in connection with that.