Nice written piece.
I ride a lot on the Shore trails and don't see any issues, everyone gets along great. Where I have to keep eyes in the back of my head is the seawall shared bike paths. The commuter crowd are brutal, couple years back was out on the cruiser bike on the spirit trail near Pemberton St. with a friend. Riding two abreast, having a chat, oh the horror. Ebike commuter, pannier douche yells at us as he goes around us about some single file thing, threw assholes in there.... There is no one around for miles. He sure saw his trashy life flash before his eyes when I caught up to him at the next light and I said I was going to beat the fuck out of him. He didn't realize that I could easily chase him down on a 1992 converted MTB. The look on his face was priceless when I caught him.