Trailgrams: We Got You Covered

DORKY DAD JOKE OF THE MONTH

I heard this one the other day and had to share it with you MBA guys: A man on a bike carrying two sacks on his shoulders was stopped by a guard while crossing the U.S./Mexican border. “What’s in the bags?” asked the guard. “Sand,” the cyclist replied. “Get them off. We need to take a look.” The guard emptied the bags and found out they contained nothing but sand. The man reloaded his bags and continued across the border. A week later, the same man was crossing again with two more bags. The guard demanded to see them, and again they contained nothing but sand. This continued every week for six months, until one day the cyclist failed to appear. A few days later that same guard ran into the cyclist in the city. “Hey, where have you been?” the guard asked. “You sure had us wondering! We knew you were smuggling something across the border. So tell me, and I won’t say a word, what was it?” The man smiled and told him the truth: “Bicycles!”


Mark Cielinski

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

I wanted to drop a quick line of thanks to you and your staff for the great work you do with your magazine. Each month I look forward to getting the new issue and look forward to your column in particular. While I don’t always agree with you, you always give me different perspectives, and that moves the ball forward for further thought and discussion.
In our virtual age when all we do is scream at one another via the Net, it’s refreshing to have dialog, points and concepts put forth with reason and intelligence. Kudos to you for having broad-enough shoulders to take the flack from those who disagree with you as well. As a bike mechanic, I’m well aware of how passionate and (unfortunately) fanatic our kind can be. There is no place for F-bomb-laced tirades and personal insults. Thanks for standing up to that and keeping things real. Continue the great work; I can guarantee you that I’ll keep reading!

Scott McCutcheon


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