“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.
Feb. 21, 2014 in City on Page A1
He can recall in vivid detail his adventures on bicycles adapted to glide stealthily along deserted railways, including his final ride on Aug. 8, 2012. It was along the Payette …