#90 Paul Warrenfelt
1934 Triumph L2/1
1935 Triumph L2/1 250cc Single
I will be riding a 1935 Triumph L2/1 250cc single in the 2021 Cross Country Chase. I participated in the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball as rider #90 on a 1920 Triumph Model H and the 2019 Chase also as rider #90 on the same 250cc Triumph I will ride this year. The Cannonball and Chase are very different events and I enjoyed them both very much.
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 recently retired from the corporate world and with a few partners opened a Triumph dealership in Indianapolis where I now work full time.
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 are fascinating.
My 1935 Triumph generates about 12 horsepower from its single cylinder engine and has a 4-speed gearbox. It was manufactured in Coventry, England.
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.
I am very much looking forward to seeing many of my Cannonball and Chase friends and making many new ones during our upcoming time in the Ozarks.