Since I got my bike, I've been casually trying to get my wife interested in riding too. I know she likes my bike but has issues with the whole dying and leaving 3 kids without a father thing. I've teased her, saying in 12 months she can have my 650 and I'll upgrade. When she said it was too heavy, I said she could get something smaller and even offered to get her a scooter if she wanted. Last night, she says to me there are two reasons why she won't ride a bike. The first is the scenario of both parents in an accident of horrendous proportions leaving 3 orphaned kids. No surprises yet. Then she admits the main reason is that if we were both riding, she'd have to race me each time.....and she'd be riding to win... ...I think I'm in love!