..after you flew by me on the Hillcrest hill, I'm sorry. I said my piece and you apologized, but then I just kept on laying into you instead of accepting your apology. Between the adrenaline rush from having the crap scared out of me and the frustration/indignation from being on the receiving end of some seriously poor trail etiquette (from a fellow cyclist, no less), I couldn't let it go when I should've. Here, in a much calmer manner, is why I was upset.
I've bombed that hill many times, and I know how much fun it is. When it's empty I like to open 'er up and fly down it, too. But it is terribly inconsiderate to pass other trail users at 25 or 30 MPH, or whatever speed you were going. Plus, yelling "on your left" as you pass someone is absolutely useless, and downright unnerving when your passing at a high rate of speed on a well tuned bike that is pretty much silent. Thanks to the Doppler effect, I can't hear your pawls when you're coming on that fast (or if you're pedaling) as well as you can hear them; and while it might be loud to you, I can't hear the wind in your ears.
If you must pass people at a high rate of speed, please get a bell. A bell is effective from a lot further back than your voice is (unless you're bellowing, which makes you sound like an adrenaline addled @ss). Even at reasonable speeds, people seems to respond better (and more predictably, as many pedestrians have no idea what "on your left" means) to a bell than to a voice. In my experience, at least.
As a year round trail user and year round cyclist, the annual awakening of the roadies from their winter hibernation is kind of a pet peeve of mine. The multi-use paths are no place for high speed cycling, and every walker/runner/folfer/skater/whomever that you terrorize or anger engenders a bad attitude towards all cyclists, even those of use who ride considerately. If you must go as fast as possible, the road is most certainly a better, less frustrating option that the Chester Creek trail. Or maybe try the Coastal trail between Point Woronzof and Kincaid, especially early in the morning or late in the evening. But try not to run anyone off of the trail. And watch out for moose.