“We were adventurers, you know,” said Dick Smart when asked about his cycling adventures around the world, including Patagonia, Canada, Switzerland and Australia, which he has documented in a new book. Smart now spends most of his time at home in a recliner, paralyzed on his left side from a brain tumor. He was a zealous promoter of rail biking, especially by Railcycle, an invention he perfected.

Jesse Tinsley