When I became a mom I did not expect that I would have to relearn all my tricks if I wanted to ride again! Twice, of course. Second time around, It was very discouraging! Also had health issues... one of the most precious moments of my life, an emerge doctor very unprofessionally told me she was confident I had a brain tumor!
Thankfully NOT, but it was a real struggle with some health issues I had. As a mom with a newbie and a rider for the love of riding, the worst thing imaginable was being told I couldn't hold my kids or ride my bike ever again with doctors trying to medicate me. I said no! I lightened my bike as much as I could afford and started weight training. My new years resolution was to ride every day, and I've done that since jan 1st 2011. Flatland is my 'me' time as a mom and I take every second I can get. I was so privileged this year to connect with two solid Pro flatlanders who have been mentoring/ish and helping me with support and advice! I'd love tell everyone more about it all but you'll have to wait to see my video! I'm stoked to be filming very shortly. It will speak for itself what's happened the past 10 months and then I'll tell you all about it!
The past couple years I've learned to see tough things as a chance to show quality in character and allow it to build strength where there's weakness. You have to be able to take negativity light-heartedly because life's so much more. Especially from critics-if they choose negativity, let it be theirs! Move on, ride on... be positive. Life like flatland is constant progression. Riding is my outward expression of my inner life; perseverance, determination, innovation, inspiration, progression passion, all that good stuff. I'm forever grateful to my husband Adam Pergentile for telling me to close my eyes and pushing me on my face the first time we met. You taught me what foot to scuff with. Thanks!
- Rebecca Pergentile.