#90 Paul Warrenfelt
I am very excited about being accepted to be a participant in the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run!
Along with my teammates, Arrie (#70) and Skippy (#30) we are team Coventry T3. Coventry since all our bikes were manufactured there and T3 as there are three of us from three continents.
I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, a city with the honorary title of the “Racing Capital of the World”.
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 a 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.
Our team will all ride Triumph singles from the teens and twenty’s. I will be on a 1920 Model H. The model H was used by the British military during World War 1 and earned the nickname “Trusty” for its reliability. It has a 550cc side valve engine and produces a whopping 4 HP!
I imagine somewhere in the Rockies I will be wishing for at least one more cylinder!
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.
My wife and I had a chance to visit the 2016 Cannonball event during the day off in Dodge City. I had a chance to meet a lot of very interesting individuals and became convinced that being part of the Cannonball would be a great adventure.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Portland in September 2018!