My wife hated my bike during summer 2010, I had registered for a SDW enduro event in September and spent most of my summer weekends going for long all day training rides. She got fed up.
So i bought her a bike in early 2011 and we spent the summer going for rides. The only downside was they were short, flat pootles down the Thames river path...still fun rides with the wife though, i just probably looked a bit daft on £2.5k FS.
She hasn't been able to use her bike this year, and she's missed it.