I really enjoy cycling, but haven't been doing much lately. My wife also enjoys cycling, but had a bad crash a couple years ago on her fast road bike and now will only ride her old (really slow) touring bike. We're not sure why she crashed, she doesn't remember much of it, and I was ahead of her at the time. She's concerned that it might be a balance problem, and has never been very comfortable with her road bike.
I was thinking that a tandem might be the way to go. Thought being that it would be more stable, and she wouldn't have to be responsible for steering. It would also keep us together while riding (her maximum speed right now is lower than my minimum speed, I end up doing lots of 360s in the middle of the road to let her catch up).
Difficulty being transporting it around for group rides. We have 3 small cars (MR2, Celica, and Eclipse). One is a two seater that I have a regular bike rack that fits, the other two are hatchbacks (neither has much space in the back, one of them can fit her road bike, but only if she takes the front wheel off). Are there any tandems that "fold up" to fit on a standard bike rack? I just don't see roof racks as being an option as the cars are so small.
Any other ideas that I've missed? I don't think she'd go for the balance wheels on her bike (and it still wouldn't cover all the speed difference issue).