Grace Deetjen's Journal

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When It All Comes Together Jul 21, 2014

Why do bad things happen?  Why does human life have to be so fragile?  Sometimes the bad news in life can be so disheartening.  And it’s in times of grief and loss that we have Read more…

That Which Has Changed Jul 07, 2014

Sometimes I wake up in the morning and forget why I’m here. It would be great to say that every day I need the motivation of the people I ride for. It would not be Read more…

A Quick Comment on the Scenery Jun 28, 2014

Today a dark smudge appeared on the horizon. This shadowy smear resolved itself into a mountain range to the south. As we agonizingly pushed one pedal stroke after another at 8 mph (see blog post Read more…

Why I Ride Jun 14, 2014

I think it’s time for an update to the world about how Illini 4000 has been so far! For those of you who have been keeping up with my trip so far, you know that Read more…

The Ride So Far May 27, 2014

Insert multi-word blog post name here. Haha just kidding I noticed all the others have one-word titles so far… ;) Well, I’ve made it through 3 days of riding, which has been awesome! This will Read more…

Strong May 22, 2014

Sitting here at a train station, there’s a bit of melancholy sinking into my heart. Here we are, about to leave on this epic 10-week journey. As time has gone on, I’ve begun to process Read more…