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#90 Paul Warrenfelt

Indianapolis, IN

1910 Triumph TT

My name is Paul Warrenfelt and I will be riding a 1910 Triumph TT motorcycle in the 2020 Cannonball.  This will be my second Cannonball.  For the 2018 event I rode a “newer” 1920 Triumph Model H.  At the end I was honored to be in the group that made all the miles every day.  The Model H had a 3-speed gearbox, but the TT has none.  As the saying goes…  This is going to be interesting.

Regarding my background, I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, a city with the honorary title of the “Racing Capital of the World” and was the long-time home of Erwin “Cannonball” Baker.

I am formally trained in both Engineering and Business and have worked in both fields throughout my career.  I currently work in the IT field.

My first motorcycle was an Italian made Harley Davidson Leggero.  I had an incredible 65cc engine!  This was well before I had my driver’s license.  My first “real” motorcycle was a Triumph Tiger Cub with a 200cc engine.  That was the one that really got me hooked on motorcycles and Triumph.

I became interested in very old, vintage, motorcycles through a friend who inherited a 1914 Indian.  He mentioned to me one day that it had not run in 50+ years.  Never want to shy away from a mechanical challenge, I asked him to bring it over.  To make a long story short, we got it running and I became very interested in bikes of that era.  The mechanical complexity and craftsmanship is fascinating.

My 1910 TT motorcycle has a 499cc single cylinder side valve engine.  The output is a whopping 3 ½ horsepower.

I enjoy doing all the mechanical work on my bikes myself.  I worked in a couple of motorcycle shops as a mechanic during high school and college.

The 2018 Cannonball was an amazing event.  Along with my teammates that year, Arrie and Skippy we had the experience of a lifetime and made many new friends along the way! 

I am looking forward to seeing those new friends in Sault Ste. Marie in September 2020!