A friend and I were riding today on the local multi-use biking path. There are usually a lot of people on it, but we were at a spot where we didn't see anyone else. So I rode beside her so we could chat. Riding that way, I did take up most of the other lane.
A guy came up behind us. He didn't say anything so we didn't know he was there until my friend happened to glance back. As soon as we saw him, I moved behind her so he could pass. As he went by he said, "On your left" almost right in my ear. My friend shouted to him that if he had said something sooner we would have moved over earlier. In response, he gave her the finger.
We caught up to him a little later and I stopped and tried to explain to him that we weren't trying to be rude and, in fact, would have tried to let him by if I had known he was there. He called me a rode hogging jerk and rode off.
I try very hard to be polite and let people know that we're coming in plenty of time for them to move, or not as they choose, so I was a little taken aback by his response.
Were we in the wrong, or was he being the jerk?