I've been trying to help her find a bike for forever. She's not real comfortable on a upright bike that's set up correctly. She feels out of control. I was taking my bike into the shop today to have them try and find a annoying click coming from somewhere near the bottom of my drivetrain, and she went in with me. The shop happened to have a recumbent in stock today and after some coaxing she took it for a short ride, and loved it. It's a trike so she feels very stable, it has a full backrest semi reclining seat so it will be easier on her bad back. And she liked everything else about it also. It's a Sun X3 SX trike (http://www.sunbicycles.com/product_d...&cl1=RECUMBENT) and the asking price was around $800.00 I'm not sure how good of a deal that is but if it gets her riding with me then I don't care. Heck after test riding it I think that I may be interested in a recumbent myself. I'd rather have a trike with the double wheels in front though.