^^^^^I wish I saved my pictures of my two accidents in a bike, I have to say I am lucky to be alive and I also lost a good friend to a bike accident.
I am sorry to say this but I have to agree with your wife
, don't get a bike!!!.Remember most of the accidents are not your fault, the problem is the people around you. Although in my case they were both my fault, my stupid young ass!!!
Also $1000 bike will break a lot, trust me been there done that, they are not good investments.