#90 Paul Warrenfelt
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!