Full name is Jim Madison. I was raised in North Kingstown Rhode Island and retired to San Antonio TX. 
I started cycling 4 years ago. I was at a low point in my life dealing with my disabilities and just getting past a battle with cancer. I credit adaptive cycling through Operation Comfort to saving my life. 
I have not lost anyone to an accident cycling but I worked as a firefighter with the military as well as a civilian and have been to far to many incidents involving a vehicle hitting bicycles. They are all still fresh in my mind as are many others.