A very early start before sunrise. I have an invitation for tonight by Adele, a cyclist I met two months ago in Jasper. She lives in Grande Prairie, 300 km away but the possibility of a shower, bed and great company is motivation enough. At noon I reach Fort St John and from here on everything changes. There are fields, villages and well, civilization. I have a nice talwind and make good progress. The last hour I ride in the dark but make it and am rewarded with a tasty homemade chicken dinner.