Well, I just purchased a Giant Sedona DX for my wife. We just returned from our first ride together.
I have to give her credit. She braved patches of hard-packed snow and ice, along with 23 F (-5 C) temps.
Although I was in 39-23 the entire time, I had a blast.
But, she is a little timid. Like many people, she is afraid to ride on roads with cars. Most of the way, she opted to ride on the sidewalk, where she encountered the snow patches.
Anyone have advice on breaking a new cyclist in? She's not a bad rider. She can ride a straight line. In addition, I always pick more rural roads to ride on.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.