today i was out on one of my local loops and had my very first run in with a hiker/jogger. in my 12 years of mnt. biking i have never had a run in with anyone. i always figured i was polite and curteous to other trail users. as i approached this guy i was loud and going slow. he was running down the middle of the fireroad. as i went the left to pass i said left side and he threw out his arm trying to hit me and yelled something like @#!!*# at me. i slowed to a crawl and said what did you just say. he then yelled #@%*!! mountain bikers you think you own the trail. i said hey pal i was going like 5 mph and told which side i was going to pass as well as my squeeky front brake to warn you way ahead of time. he then said #%@$! you. and i said what was that? he then said @#$$ you. so i called him on it. and said say it again and i'll beat you silly. he then turned around went back up the trail. i have ridden with a few guys on here and i think that they would say that i obey the rules of the trail. what do you think am i wrong in confronting him?