Any onboard videos or tip's for Putnam?

Discussion in 'General' started by gixserman, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. gixserman

    gixserman Well-Known Member

    I'm going to Putnam for the first time on a track day.
    I'm kinda new,

    Anyone got any onboard videos or suggestions/help getting around this place

    Thanks a bunch
  2. slopoke114

    slopoke114 Well-Known Member

    I'll be up there with some friends this weekend. What bike should I look for. I might be able to help a little bit cause it is my home track. My name is Jimmy and i'm not sure yet if I will be riding.
  3. cyclenut

    cyclenut Well-Known Member

    I'll be there on Sunday...#831 look me up, I don't claim to be fast at Putnam, but I know it well. #1 tip for a cold day...theres only two lefts that catch people on cold left sided tires.

  4. WERA29

    WERA29 On a mental field trip...

    Go fast. When the pavement is about to end, TURN! :D
  5. gixserman

    gixserman Well-Known Member

    Hehe OK.. Thanks :D

    Good to know on the 2 lefts and cold tires.
    I'm going to be there a week from Sunday #355
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2004
  6. mykb13

    mykb13 Member

  7. rog3775

    rog3775 Well-Known Member

    who is going to the Cycle Options track day? Ill be there on sunday April 4th. It would be cool to meet everyone. Cya Roger
  8. Shingle Monkey

    Shingle Monkey Schuck, Schuck

    I'll be there sat and sunday 3rd and 600rr with Shingle Monkey on the back of my leathers...Indysuperbikes set up...cant miss us, stop by.

  9. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

  10. AoD Jim

    AoD Jim Well-Known Member

    There are two putnam vids: mot0world coverage and me filming Sam.

    Keep in mind this is from 98 (damn, I'm old). I'm slow now but I was even slower then and I'm an even worse cameraman/mpg encoder.

    View it at 50 or 100% zoom and it won't be too painful to watch.

  11. guerrilla

    guerrilla Real King of the Jungle

    TURN 4

    The first left hander on your first "FLYING" lap. You just went through a succession of 5 right handers and you are feeling comfy. Then this fast sweeping left comes up and spits you into the bushes. Definitely Turn 7 "THE BUSSTOP"

    Oh and finally. BE VERY CAREFUL in turn 10. It is the ONLY logistically dangerous part of the track!!!! The wall at the exit comes up very quickly!

    Other than that a beautiful SMOOTH track with great spectating for your S.O.

    Oh and start packing your sh@t up early cause they will kick you out with your stuff still inside.
  12. wera176

    wera176 Well-Known Member

    There used to be a really tall guy will a camera standing in Dead Bear, wonder what ever happened to him?

  13. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    Man I love that track. :)
  14. gixserman

    gixserman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the videos and tips guys.

    Wish me luck,

  15. tippy434

    tippy434 Well-Known Member

    Be careful of the bus stop, that's were the track end and begins.

    Turn 10 is fun but don't go down there or you will find yourself in the wall
  16. Team Atomic

    Team Atomic Go Go SOX!

    did you happen to see the weather.....

    Sat Apr 03 Partly Cloudy 55°/32° 0 %
    Sun Apr 04 Partly Cloudy 46°/26° 0 %

    just wait two laps them its hammer time! How come every time I look at the temperature itseems to get colder!
  17. gixserman

    gixserman Well-Known Member

    Hey I survived Putnam and didn't have to buy any new plastics

    Thanks again for the help guys.

  18. TLR67

    TLR67 Well-Known Member

    I can vouch for that but Dead Bear is still one of my favorite turns.. even on a Cold Indiana Day!!

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