Do You Know or Can You Guess?


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Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby William Ennis » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:57 am



The attached photo is of a monument to 2 motorcyclists in my neck-o-the-woods. Anybody able to tell the story of why this monument exists? I'll wait a while and post more if no one can offer the background information which resulted in this monument.
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:26 pm

Very interesting reading the tale behind the monument.
Oh,by the way,You gave us too many hints....0.032 seconds to get the result.
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:58 pm

I'm not going to use Google. We'll get more entertaining answers that way.

So my guess and using your California location as a clue;

On the left Danny DeVito and on the right Arnold Schwarzenegger in a deleted scene from the movie Twins.
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby themainviking » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:31 pm

Paul Revere and his partner riding through Santa Paula on a "very wet" night yelling "The British are coming"

How's that for a story, and a clue as to the background, lol.
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby redial » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:36 pm

It wouldnt be Mr Harley with Mr Davidson. They look young enough, and the bikes look old enough, so they could be the movers and "shakers" of the mc world. Did they have ear protection back in those days, or where they all born deaf?
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby themainviking » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:12 am

themainviking wrote:Paul Revere and his partner riding through Santa Paula on a "very wet" night yelling "The British are coming"

How's that for a story, and a clue as to the background, lol.


Okay, a bit more background... Paul Revere and his partner were police officers. And it was not the British that they were warning of. And the main dude's name was NOT Paul Revere.
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby Mag » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:21 am

Dude on the left is signaling to turn right, and the dude on the right is saying..."Hmmmmm"

So, monument on the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) "Be Aware Of Your Surroundings" tribute to motorcyclists and safety (convincing??)

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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby wjnfirearms » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:51 am

From the style of the badge I see, I'd say it has something to do with the CHP (and I don't mean Jon & Ponch, either).
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:40 pm

Besides the badge....didja notice the holster hanging from under the jacket?

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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby BigDee » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:05 pm

How long can you tread water?
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby themainviking » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:14 pm

BigDee wrote:How long can you tread water?


Aha - another clue..... ;)


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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:00 am

Dam thats a heck of a story , and yes I cheated and used the clues to google it. I have NO patience 8-)
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby themainviking » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:49 am

RoadRogue wrote:Dam thats a heck of a story , and yes I cheated and used the clues to google it. I have NO patience 8-)


Well, we all did that, Todd. Then we made up clues from what we learned. Yes, it is a good story, if I do say so myself, :lol: but never as good as the 'lil' beaver buckle tale.
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby bustedwing » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:51 am

Ahhh yes, the buckle. That was monumental. I believe I will remember that drama for many moons. Butwe, oonce again, are off the main subject.
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby Jim1 » Sun May 12, 2013 8:59 am

themainviking wrote:Paul Revere and his partner riding through Santa Paula on a "very wet" night yelling "The British are coming"

How's that for a story, and a clue as to the background, lol.

All these years I thought it was "The Goldwings are coming."
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby eklimek » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:38 pm

So what is it? I refuse to google (verb). Two cops on bikes? Monument to wartime dispatch riders?

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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby bill jamison » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:58 pm

I found the answer looking for a disaster that happend in 1928.

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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby seelyark1 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:15 am

Guy on the right says, Are we supposed to ride in this wet cement? Guy on the left says, Sheesh, I told you to stay behind me!
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby maestro319 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:49 pm

Hmmmm,... so still no legit answer?? :cry:

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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby William Ennis » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:39 pm

In 1928 there was a catastrophic dam failure in San Francisquito Canyon, north of L.A., Calif. The failure was due to a faulty engineering design of William Mulholland. The wall of water gushed out of the canyon, scooping up everyone and everything in its path - all the way to the distant ocean, approximately 35 miles away. Along that route were 2 sleepy (this took place at night) little towns, Fillmore and Santa Paula, CA. Two motorcycle cops rode ahead of the rushing water and alerted as many residents as they could. The monument celebrates their courage & devotion to duty in their life saving actions. You can read the background on the internet use a search string 1928 San Francisquito Dam.

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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby maestro319 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:07 pm

Way cool. Thanks. As Paul Harvey used to say, "Now you know."

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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby bustedwing » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:30 am

That is such a great story. It is so much like the heroes of 911, if it weren't for these dedicated people a lot more would have died.
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Re: Do You Know or Can You Guess?

Postby Papajoe 51 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:46 pm

Was it Mr Rolls and Mr Royce...!!!




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