forgot to mention that section of the trail was about 13 feet wide... its cataloochee in north carolina... being from nz id doubt youd go there. not exactly the widest or best runs. however its the best one local to me... about a 1 hr 15 min drive. they werent about to split up, so passing was needed. woulda been fine had he not leaned over and found me... fairly sure he lost balance.
and nah reactions werent really a factor... i slowed down quite a bit before passing... they were barely moving.