Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing West Gate Bridge
When the partially complete West Gate Bridge collapsed in October 1970, thirty-five people were killed when one of the box-girder spans collapsed while the bridge was under construction.

The West Gate Bridge workers were a highly unionised workforce. Safety concerns over the construction method of the bridge, and disputes over workers'...
Peter's Pantry
🍡 38 Teas
🍺 35 Beers
πŸ§‡ 28 Waffles
πŸ₯Ÿ 25 Dumplings
πŸͺ 27 Cookies
🍣 31 Sushis
β˜•οΈ 34 Coffees
πŸ₯ƒ 41 Whiskeys
πŸ“ 28 Strawberries
🍫 28 Chocolate Bars
🍍 30 Pineapples
🍊 34 Tangerines
πŸ₯© 27 Steaks
πŸ₯š 32 Eggs
πŸ₯“ 28 Bacons

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Run Notes

When the Zoom-Zoom club conducts a run, it has been customary to provide participants with printed run notes outlining the route to follow, the rest stops and the destination point. Club members have always found it helpful to have them just in case they get separated from the leading group...
2022-04-10 12:11:45

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Stirling Moss

Stirling Moss was known as "the greatest Formula One driver, never to win the World Championship". His racing career stretched from the late 1940s to the early 1960s, during a period when the great Juan Manuel Fangio, revered as the world's greatest ever driver, dominated the world championship.
2022-04-09 10:51:16

Well done, that boy

Now that Otis is almost 14 weeks old and has all his vaccinations, he is ready to venture out into the wide world. So, today, we took on his first walk through the local streets.

My wife and I thought we would take both the dogs out and do a walk-up...
2022-04-08 11:24:33

Doggy identification

Either of my dogs could make a run for it any day someone leaves the door open for them. And when this happens, I want to make sure that they can be identified if anyone else finds them. A microchip is a good start.

All dogs in Victoria must be microchipped...
2022-04-07 11:44:45

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Track upgrade

Now that the Grand Prix is back after a two-year hiatus, an upgrade to the Albert Grand Prix circuit will increase the average qualifying speed by 15 kilometres per hour, and the average qualifying lap should be about five seconds quicker.

The configuration has evolved to promote more competitive and exciting...
2022-04-06 10:59:38

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Organising a club run

As president of the Zoom-Zoom club, I appreciate members who step up to organise club events. When I look at the social calendar on the club's website, I see a good smattering of colours representing different events from different chapters. Mid-week runs are popular, and members are taking the opportunity...
2022-04-05 10:24:36

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Understeer and oversteer

Oversteer and understeer describe how a car deviates from the driver's intended steering angle while turning. Both happen due to loss of traction, but for different reasons. They are typically used to talk about how a car handles corners on the race track.

Understeer occurs when a car has trouble turning...
2022-04-04 10:53:25

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Zoom-Zoom Championship - Round 4

I was expecting a lot of rain for round 4 of the Zoom-Zoom Championship today at Winton Raceway. Fortunately for me, we only got a few spots, and the day was cool and dry, the ideal weather for a track day.

I had some new tyres on my car, and they...
2022-04-03 10:36:29

End of daylight saving

Daylight saving will end tonight, and I will get an extra hour of sleep. I will be anticipating a Sunday sleep-in, with clocks to be wound back by one hour. In the early hours of tomorrow morning, daylight saving will end.

For those who work nine-to-five, the extra hour of daylight...
2022-04-02 12:09:55

I'm done

It’s been over a year that I have been plugging away at this daily writing gig, and I am beginning to question why I do it. Spending most of my evenings writing about irrelevant and uninteresting topics feels exhausted and unmotivated.

I am seriously considering giving it away and not turning...
2022-04-01 10:52:33