Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: A Stand for Quaxing

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  • Moz, in reply to BenWilson,

    that is technically a tricycle, with all the amazing performance characteristics that entails.

    I wonder whether it leans, though. That would be sensible, especially because bikes back then were often not very strong. Otherwise the stability would be negligible.

    Sydney, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 1198 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    Devonport - only one bike rack out of two standing upright here.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    one bike rack out of two standing upright here

    Who knew Curnow was writing about bike racks! ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3887 posts Report Reply

  • Jo BikesWelcome,

    Better bike parking is the mission of Bikes Welcome - an NZ Charitable Trust devoted to "Great bike parking everywhere: encouraging more people to ride to more places.".

    Join the movement at bikeswelcome.org.

    Lower Hutt • Since Jul 2016 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

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    Not having any eggs while half way through making muffins, and the electric car having just started charging, was enough incentive to get me off on my first ever Quax. Literally, dusted the cobwebs off my 1988 Healing Skylark, pumped the tyres up, and headed off to the very Fruit World that was in this article. Still no bike racks, but I parked by the front door so a bit of the bike was visible from within the shop, and didn't bother with the lock. Successfully fit all the fruit and veges in, but I had to split the bunch of bananas between the drink bottle holders. Could've been problematic if I'd bought anything more.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 615 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

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    And today I tried quaxing to King’s Plant Barn. A little tricky packing them in, but pretty successful (much to the bemusement of the checkout staff). No bike racks here (unsurprisingly), but nothing to actually lock the bike to at all.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 615 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Brent Jackson,

    A pannier on the ass... or the beats of burden!

    A little tricky packing them in, but pretty successful

    Just add – https://www.pinterest.nz/ElectraBicycle/front-trays-racks-electra-accessories/?lp=true and I always tie two plastic shopping bags together (weight evenly distributed) and sling them over my shoulder, as temporary ‘saddlebags’ when biking or walking, stops things getting caught in the wheels, keeps the hands free and weight better spread without straining arms. (watch out for bag piercing corners and keep bottles to the front)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Semmens,

    Poor old Mr. Quax has made the final Quaxing.

    RIP, you were a fine middle distance runner and as an elected official contributed to civic society.

    Sevilla, Espana • Since Nov 2006 • 2213 posts Report Reply

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