My lovely GF has decided (all on her own, I swear!) that it might be fun to have a bike so that the two of us could ride to all the nearby restaurants, coffee houses, library, health food stores, etc. that are within a four or five mile radius. There are dozens of such places in my neighborhood.
So, we're off to some LBS's to take a look-see at a bike for her. We'll start at Adams Avenue Cycles, so I can get their advice on flipping my stem as well. Thanks for all the suggestions from removing a spacer or two, to flipping, to getting an adjustable stem.
Then, it's time for her to test ride a few bikes. I have NO idea what to look at, but I'll try three stores today, so we can see what Giant, Specialized, and Trek are offering for someone like her. If we find something and she loves the short trip cycling, perhaps a year from now we'll be moving her up to a nice road bike. But even if not, it will be fun to ride short trips with her, and do my usual longer stuff on my own as I do now.