I was happy to learn that my bicycle made it safely to Bernie’s Bike shop in San Diego. Nevertheless, after reassembling my bike, the front tire was flat and wouldn’t hold air. While I had purchased new tires and tubes for the trip, I hadn’t had time to mount them before I packed my bike. Although I always fix my own flats, I had the bike shop fix the flat. I figured it’s just one less thing I had to worry about when I arrived and it would give me more time to enjoy San Diego.