Human being’s ability to delude themselves is quite astonishing. I did my usual 25 mile ride this morning from my house up into the foothills and back. Along the way I got passed by a dozen cars like the one above.
They drive up into the mountains to ride every weekend. Many of them have some sort of green bumper stickers on their car, and they imagine that they are somehow doing something good for the environment by driving their car 80 miles and tearing up the trails in the high country.
In the winter, they will drive 200 miles to Nordic ski in the San Juan Mountains. And they probably complain along the way about the stupid global warming denying rednecks at home on their sofa watching football. (Those Budweiser cans emit a lot of CO2.)
I can tell them from first hand experience, the emissions from their cars pollute just as much as everyone else. The fact that they imagine themselves to be intellectually superior has absolutely no impact on the air quality. And the Polar Bears would be just as happy to eat them as anybody else.