I was riding to work earlier than normal on Friday. I was going up a slight hill and keeping to the correct side of the bicycle path (path is about 6-8 ft wide and I was no more than 1 ft from my side).
A gang of roadies came up fast from behind and began passing whilst in their pack mode (2-3 abreast). This meant that the ones closest to me were way too close to me. I started to wobble and as one guy passed we were within feeler gauge of each other. He got a fright and said "oh oh oh #@$%". When they had passed me I thought a comment was appropriate so I yelled out loud "GET OVER".
One of the gang turned around and looked and gave me this hand expression we have in Australia that says "What are you going on about?" I glared at him. None of them wanted to get left behind so they pedaled away in gang format still.
After a number of not dissimilar incidents to this I am now firmly of the view that the greatest danger to me is from other cyclists!! On my way home on Friday a friendly guy tried to ride beside me and wanted to even shake hands. Whilst I wasn't terse with him I spelled it out that I wanted none of this. What do you expect those roadies were thinking? Did they think I would just run off the path into the bush for them?