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#90 Paul Warrenfelt

Indianapolis, IN

1935 Triumph L2/1

My name is Paul Warrenfelt, and I will be riding a 1935 Triumph L2/1 single in the 2022 Route 66 Cross Country Chase.  I participated in the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball as rider #90 on a 1920 Triumph Model H, the 2019 Chase on the same 1935 as I will ride this year and the 2021 Chase on a 1946 Triumph 3T 350cc twin.

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.  After working in the IT field for many years, I currently work at the Triumph Indianapolis dealership.

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.

The 1935 Triumph I will ride this year has a 250cc single cylinder engine which develops 12.

Looking forward to seeing all my Cannonball and Chase friends along Route 66 and making some new ones!