I'll start with a little background here. Last year my wife and I decided to do a 40 mile organized at the last minute. Her longest ride was about 2 miles to that point, and amazingly she did 26 miles out of the 40 before calling in the SAG wagon. Anyway, she said that she wanted to finish it this year. A couple of weeks ago,she asked if I would let her ride my road bike for the event. So today I started working with her on shifting and positioning, as well as dismounting/mounting out of the saddle. I put her on my cross bike because I could not get the pedals off the roadie. The cross is a little tall for her, and the saddle has not feeling good to her. Afterwards, I had her just stand over the road bike to get a general feel of it. Her first impressions were far more favorable. So it looks like she will be taking over the roadie after I put a women specific saddle on for her and dial in the fitting. Hopefully, she will be piping in here to share her thoughts about the whole thing and become active on the forum for the support that I have found here. I am really proud of her effort to make this happen.