Isabel called 911. The Fayette County Sheriff's Department deputy and a companion arrived at the house soon after. They were both sensitive to the plight of this poor deer but after some discussion it was decided that the deputy would put her down. Isabel and I rode off before the act.
We made it to Peachtree City without any other incidents. On the way back to McDonough and with only 3.5 miles to go I had a major blowout. Thump, thump, kapow! My back tire was trashed. At first I set about trying to replace the tube but soon realized that with a 2 inch long gash in the tire it would be a waste of time. I called Susan and she dutifully came to rescue us.
Temperature on the return trip to McDonough was about 88-degrees. The humidity was in the mid-80's as well. Isabel was likely suffering from the affects of heat exhaustion and ended up losing her lunch.
Isabel took the opportunity to throw-up along the roadside a second time. Kudos to the residents of Henry County who stopped to offer aide. Since Susan was coming to get us we declined the offers but it was surprising how many people stopped. Thank you!
As we sat at the roadside, in the heat, the grasshoppers seemed to invade our bikes. Isabel had a big one on her pedal and I had a small green one on my wheel.
Susan met up with me soon after. Isabel had already started off for the store but before she got there we picked her up on the way.
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