British adventurer Kenneth Crutchlow (left) and his buddy, Bay Area businessman Paxton Beale, stop in Seattle en route to Prince Rupert, British Colombia. The two cyclists left San Francisco at the same time as a P&O steamship — racing the boat to Canada, and then on to Ketchikan, Alaska. Crutchlow, a Guinness World Record Holder in multiple pursuits, founded ORSI, the Ocean Rowing Society International. He and Beale– both record-breaking ultrarunners — drafted behind a van for most of their trip, cycling over 20 mph and getting chased off the Interstate by police in California, Oregon and Washington. It’s May, 1971, and here they are with their van, talking it up with Elaine Pederson, a San Francisco friend and fellow marathon runner. Photo: Johnny Closs, for the Seattle Times.