I like riding dirt. With friends. The trails I ride require me to be fresh, with good alertness and control.
Folks that brag "I rode to the trail" are still bragging. About what, I'm not sure though.
I'd rather save my strength, tires and laughs for the trails, then dust up my nuts, fire up a cigar, load up the bikes and drive home.
If anyone thinks that makes me less of a rider than the next guy, that's your problem, not mine. I sleep just fine at night.
Being judgmental about something so trivial speaks volumes about one's moral fiber.