Even today, Lee, Sofia, and I biked to Eastern Market to see the artisan market and the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard (DCFY). Our path took us down big open roads I had never seen before. With nothing but my bike and I in my thoughts, I felt free: free to look inwards and reflect on my time in Detroit so far as well as free to look forward at the buildings, people, and greenery around me. Biking around Detroit, I have observed more of the city than I think I could have just walking with friends. While that has its own benefits in itself, there is something about biking that has made me feel empowered, independent, and simply more in the viewpoint of a Detroiter. I think I am still trying to figure out who my authentic self is, but what I am realizing is that I come pretty close to it when I am on a bike and unchained to anything but the thoughts in my head and the places around me. Authenticity is being true to yourself and what you stand for and I think being on a bike has done wonders for me on that end. It has not only helped me reflect on my experiences so far, but has also made me think about what I seek to get out of the rest of my time here.