Hi I'm the other cyclist.
If you want to read a full account of what happened to me follow the link as previously posted by Snuffy.
Firstly I'd like to thank Jur for his support when this occured. I didn't realise that you had actually thought the madman was yelling at you also. I guess I was in shock a bit, I mean its not everyday you are the victim of an assault.
Yes I was going quick on the previous section of the path, but with all that smooth concrete and no-one about what is a guy to do. The fact you couldn't keep up Jur was probably due to those 20" wheels you are running or the fact that you have a few more grey whiskers than me
There are sections of the path where sight lines are not the best, at intersections and where there is no run-out area (for cyclists and peds) adjacent to the path. Caution of cause must be exercised in these areas regardless of pedestrian or animal activity.
When I see a dog,on or off leash I always slow to a safe speed as is applicable to the situation. Same with pedestrians.
Shared path means shared responsibility. It is unreasonable for pedestrians to expect you to what.........slow to a walking pace? Dismount an wait untill they have passed? If people stay in thier lane and act predictably and responsibly it shouldn't matter (in theory) how fast you ride past them.
I mean............... people stand at the side of the road as traffic whistles past within cm of them and think nothing of it. Go figure.
The issue here is not the dog or the speed but the fact that I was assaulted by this cretin. Up untill now I had not known that that was acceptable behavure. When I was younger I would have followed up on it.
Never a good look and in anycase the "he started it defence" rarely works.
See you on trails.