Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Ball pythons typically reach 4 feet (1.2 m) in length; occasionally there are specimens that reach 5 feet (1.5 m). When properly fed, their bodies become nicely rounded.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
As a big fan of the Tuttles I was thrill to find the Patriot Chopper I watched them build for the National Guard on TV outside my hotel room in Jefferson City TN last week.
The National Guard’s Patriot Chopper motorcycle will be featured on The Learning Channel on Jan. 17 and 24, according to a press release.
The construction of the bike, which was unveiled in September at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va., will be documented on the show “American Chopper.”
Built using designs submitted by soldiers, the Patriot Chopper is the first of three motorcycles being built for the Guard by Orange County Choppers.
Metal worker Paul Teutul and his son, Paul Jr., founded Orange County Choppers in 1999. They became famous when their show “American Chopper” aired on the Discovery Channel in 2002.
Early last year, soldiers were invited to submit ideas for the Guard-sponsored bike. The bike is red, white and blue and also features the Army Combat Uniform pattern. There also is a list of every U.S. war and conflict involving the Guard.
The four soldiers whose ideas were used on the bike are Chief Warrant Officer David Vasquez of Colorado, Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Billet of Georgia, Sgt. 1st Class Richard Crawford of Illinois, and Pfc. Joseph Scheibe of Ohio.
The Patriot Chopper and the other two Guard bikes will be used for recruiting and to promote motorcycle safety.
For more visit: http://www.orangecountychoppers.com