I would love to get my wife into cycling somehow. She never grew up with a bike, and didn't learn to ride one until college. Therefore there is a fear with doing anything other than short jaunts in protected areas on the bike. Riding on roads is a huge point of resistance with her.
I feel that tandem biking would be my best bet to get her more involved. However I am not interested in making a huge purchase in order to find out she doesn't like it. She does think its a good idea, and definately worth a try, but for me that's not quite good enough.
No place around here rents tandems, so I defer to the forum to help me find a way to test things out before I empty my wallet. Is buying used a good option? I have a fear of being stuck with the bike for a year looking for a buyer in that case.
Please relate any similar stories or tips and advice.