Or maybe he just cares less about how he appears?
In his column on California's High Speed Rail he belittles train supporters, who he simplisticly insists like trains because they aren't cars. And they hate cars because cars provide
rampant individualism; people going wherever and whenever they want, unsupervised
He does this one sentence after he tweeks the same people for liking bikes, because they frequent shops
sporting excruciatingly cute names [like] A Street Bike Named Desire
But isn't a bike also a vehicle that allow "rampant individualism; people going wherever and whenever they want, unsupervised"? So much so that Susan B. Anthony famously said of it "I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world."
Which is it, do these people hate freedom of movement or love bikes? It can't be both.