At first Vivian didn't even want to get on her bike but I knew there was no way we could hike out in a reasonable amount of time. So after a little more delay we were back rolling.
After Vivian's mishap things went pretty smoothly for some time. We were rolling along at a good clip and all 3 of my girls (Char included) were doing excellent on the ride. We stopped every so often in the shade and tried to cool down a bit but the heat was really starting to turn up. We hit the singletrack and everyone was still riding exceptionally well until we took a break just before the singletrack turns to parallel the freeway.
At this point the heat just hit all three of them really hard, Char said her balance and judgement was off and didn't want to ride. We could see the highway and almost see to the end of the trail and the girls were feeling about the same so we got off the bikes and hiked. I helped as much as I could by helping them with their bikes and I know I shared some of my water with my daughters but at the last stop I ran out of water.
Then I noticed Sylvia was being a bit reckless and while she was pushing her bike her pedals were hitting her ankles. I also noticed she was a bit bloated looking. I took her bike and then asked her to stop in the next shady spot but she kept walking. Then she said "I'm going to get Liz, Liz can bring help" (her older sister) and finally "I see Liz" and I knew something was seriously wrong. I kept walking for a minute then, when she kept going out of site around a corner I dropped her bike and rode up to catch her.
Lynn Wallace -=- June 29th 2005
The next time I ride Porcupine, you and your daughter will be in my thoughts. Peace be with you, Ogre.
When I came around the corner Sylvia was lying on the ground in the middle of the trail and her leg was kicking a bit and her breathing heavy and raspy. Sylvia had fallen next to a small tree so I made an effort to move her into the shade. I couldn't get her to drink at all so I poured the little liquid I had over her head hoping to bring her temperature down a bit. Char showed up shortly and I left to get help.