First day. Edmonton to North Battleford (400 km). Left around 1600 from the office after a large storm passed through that included hail and heavy rain. Caught up to the storm system in Vegreville, stopped for tea as it was cold and windy. Stayed for an hour, then caught the weather system again in Lloydminster. Stopped for 30 mins, then rode to North Battleford where I stopped for the evening at 2100. Hope to have a high mileage day on Saturday.