Got my fancy new bike trailer today. Assembled it, put some slick tires on Amy (my 1996 Klein Pulse mountainbike), loaded the trailer with 20 lbs or so, and took it all for a test ride. Wheee!!! Good fun. Got a flat tire on the trailer, though. Next weekend I'm going to head up to Virginia and do an out-back ride on the Virginia Creeper trail. If I enjoy myself, I'll make final plans to ride the Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Benefits of unemployment: Time. Drawbacks of unemployment: Declining bank account balances.