Hats, you said:
'I stand by my comments and no amount of snide remarks from you will change that.'
I believe that.
You also said: 'I'm sorry' ...more than once but I don't believe that.
I don't suppose the concept that your perception and reality aren't completely aligned has struck you? You sarcastically mention my experience and describe me as self-righteous. Maybe because I have ridden a bike for for longer than you've lived, maybe because I have possessed a 1st cat road licence, maybe because I'm a qualified coach or perhaps because I'm a qualified commissaire? No. I think it's because when I voluntarily coach under 10's on a Saturday morning they are happy and confident to 'knock elbows' because they've learnt what riding in 'close proximity' entails and how to do it.
I understand that you felt unsafe but that doesn't mean that your safety was compromised. It also doesn't give you the right to describe an entire group of cyclists as 'choppers' and then gloat to your friends for self-aggrandisement.
If I'm wrong then why not answer the questions?
What cycling credentials do you possess? What training have you sought to improve your riding?