What is it? Well, the term “quaxing” originated from Auckland’s councillor, Dick Quax who stated:
@lukechristensen @BenRoss_AKL @Brycepearce no one in the entire western world uses the train for their shopping trips
@Brycepearce @lukechristensen @BenRoss_AKL the very idea that people lug home their weekly supermarket shopping on the train is fanciful
@Brycepearce @lukechristensen @BenRoss_AKL sounds like that would make great Tui ad. “I ride my bike to get my weekly shopping – yeah right”
While I’ve never described it as “quaxing”, and likely will not describe it that way, this is how I’ve been shopping for the past 5 years.
This, is my shopping trolley, literally… it gets unhitched and taken into the shop with me.
Now true, strictly speaking, Australia is not the “western world” geographically speaking. Neither is NZ; any further east and you hit the International Date Line. However this is a “westernised” country, as is NZ. Isn’t it funny how people assume cycling is merely a third-world phenomenon?