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6/28/2019 3:24 PM

Visited Namur today, really enjoyed our day trip and got to walk on part of the famous MX track. The city is historic and beautiful.
KC



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6/28/2019 3:28 PM

Its a special place

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6/28/2019 3:51 PM

With enough money, you could host a independent race there, or maybe if the FIM would work along a MXGP race. But then you need to work with overseas like paddock and putting the team trucks, on an outside the venue, but close location within 20 minutes drive with pit-bike so mechanics still can easily go to the trucks if they need something special that they didn't bring along.

It would be a big puzzle to make Namur work in this era but Monaco still works and other crazy things in the work do too.

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6/28/2019 3:54 PM

I’ve never been to Europe (yet)... but I’d book a flight immediately if they ever announced a GP or MXdN would be taking place at Namur.

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6/28/2019 4:08 PM

I only saw a few races in TV... Such a bummer that they canceled the GP there... It was Monaco GP of MX. Yeah it is logistical nightmare and you need more cameras, cables, *insert generic cashmoney-loaded promoter whining* but it had its charm.

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Disabilities:
- Vitard
- Filthy Euro
- Life-long Zook fan - even when i poop-talk about it a lot; cuz mofos in Hamamatsu are crazy

6/28/2019 5:26 PM

That'd be cool. That track looked sweet.

Are you going to make it to Lommel?

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6/28/2019 5:32 PM

Does anyone know a source for a lot of pictures of that track? I’d love to make a replica of it for a game.

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6/28/2019 8:20 PM

Cool pics, thanks.

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6/28/2019 8:24 PM

aeffertz wrote:

Does anyone know a source for a lot of pictures of that track? I’d love to make a replica of it for a game.

Lots of good Namur footage here,

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6/28/2019 8:46 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/28/2019 9:49 PM

aeffertz wrote:

Does anyone know a source for a lot of pictures of that track? I’d love to make a replica of it for a game.

It's not much but it might help you get it started at least.



Edit: Found This

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

6/28/2019 9:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/28/2019 10:08 PM






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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

6/28/2019 11:19 PM

aeffertz : I think a fellow poster on this site put up his own 'walk around' video or still shot link he did around Namur. Pictures I saved from it I've got tagged as JBs 2007 Track Walk . Though, with JB, it could have had something to do with Jack Burnicle......

Also, in the last year or two, or three, etc , Paul Malin did a succession of videos walking the remnants of the track. On Instagram / twatter / YouTube. I'm crap at remembering / negotiating those sort of things.

Robgvx here, is a Ex 500 GP rider,from 85 to 90, getting 9th in the World in 86 whilst on a Kawi Factory 500, and he might chime in. He may have some Namur stuff on his website : https://www.robandrewsmx.com/, and his FB site:https://www.facebook.com/RobAndrewsMX/

Roddy Macleod, the author / photographer of the utterly magnificent book of last years GP season : Will To Victory, might be a valuable resource : www.roddymacleod.com.

A few pictures of one of my obsessions with Namur. The black and white one I'm pretty sure is Roddy Macleods, the others , I think, from that 'JB 2007 Track Walk' thread / series I mentioned - some from the 2007 GP, two, from varying years after the final GP.





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6/28/2019 11:40 PM

kage173 wrote:

That'd be cool. That track looked sweet.

Are you going to make it to Lommel?

Don’t think I’ll make it to Lommel unfortunately. I hope to visit some other tracks on our trip, going to Amsterdam today.
KC

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6/28/2019 11:56 PM

Bearuno wrote: aeffertz : I think a fellow poster on this site put up his own 'walk around' video or still shot link he did around Namur. Pictures I saved from it I've got tagged as JBs 2007 Track Walk . Though, with JB, it could have had something to do with Jack Burnicle......

Also, in the last year or two, or three, etc , Paul Malin did a succession of videos walking the remnants of the track. On Instagram / twatter / YouTube. I'm crap at remembering / negotiating those sort of things.

Robgvx here, is a Ex 500 GP rider,from 85 to 90, getting 9th in the World in 86 whilst on a Kawi Factory 500, and he might chime in. He may have some Namur stuff on his website : https://www.robandrewsmx.com/, and his FB site:https://www.facebook.com/RobAndrewsMX/

Roddy Macleod, the author / photographer of the utterly magnificent book of last years GP season : Will To Victory, might be a valuable resource : www.roddymacleod.com.

A few pictures of one of my obsessions with Namur. The black and white one I'm pretty sure is Roddy Macleods, the others , I think, from that 'JB 2007 Track Walk' thread / series I mentioned - some from the 2007 GP, two, from varying years after the final GP.





I have an entire chapter dedicated to Namur, and what it was like to race around there in my (soon to be published) book Bear. And some of the greatest photos you’ll ever see.

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6/29/2019 12:26 AM

kage173 wrote:

That'd be cool. That track looked sweet.

Are you going to make it to Lommel?

752dad wrote:

Don’t think I’ll make it to Lommel unfortunately. I hope to visit some other tracks on our trip, going to Amsterdam today.
KC

Shame you couldn’t make it to Lommel, the place is not much to look at, flat & it’s in the middle of an industrial area but there’s normally a couple of GP guys riding on any given day. You’ll be blown away by the speed they go in the deep sand.

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6/29/2019 12:27 AM

Bearuno wrote: aeffertz : I think a fellow poster on this site put up his own 'walk around' video or still shot link he did around Namur. Pictures I saved from it I've got tagged as JBs 2007 Track Walk . Though, with JB, it could have had something to do with Jack Burnicle......

Also, in the last year or two, or three, etc , Paul Malin did a succession of videos walking the remnants of the track. On Instagram / twatter / YouTube. I'm crap at remembering / negotiating those sort of things.

Robgvx here, is a Ex 500 GP rider,from 85 to 90, getting 9th in the World in 86 whilst on a Kawi Factory 500, and he might chime in. He may have some Namur stuff on his website : https://www.robandrewsmx.com/, and his FB site:https://www.facebook.com/RobAndrewsMX/

Roddy Macleod, the author / photographer of the utterly magnificent book of last years GP season : Will To Victory, might be a valuable resource : www.roddymacleod.com.

A few pictures of one of my obsessions with Namur. The black and white one I'm pretty sure is Roddy Macleods, the others , I think, from that 'JB 2007 Track Walk' thread / series I mentioned - some from the 2007 GP, two, from varying years after the final GP.





Robgvx wrote:

I have an entire chapter dedicated to Namur, and what it was like to race around there in my (soon to be published) book Bear. And some of the greatest photos you’ll ever see.

Do you have a realise date for the book ?

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6/29/2019 12:38 AM

752dad wrote:

Visited Namur today, really enjoyed our day trip and got to walk on part of the famous MX track. The city is historic and beautiful.
KC



How sketchy was it walking down those hills? They look ridiculously steep on TV, so I can’t imagine how steep they actually are.

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6/29/2019 1:27 AM

Bearuno wrote: aeffertz : I think a fellow poster on this site put up his own 'walk around' video or still shot link he did around Namur. Pictures I saved from it I've got tagged as JBs 2007 Track Walk . Though, with JB, it could have had something to do with Jack Burnicle......

Also, in the last year or two, or three, etc , Paul Malin did a succession of videos walking the remnants of the track. On Instagram / twatter / YouTube. I'm crap at remembering / negotiating those sort of things.

Robgvx here, is a Ex 500 GP rider,from 85 to 90, getting 9th in the World in 86 whilst on a Kawi Factory 500, and he might chime in. He may have some Namur stuff on his website : https://www.robandrewsmx.com/, and his FB site:https://www.facebook.com/RobAndrewsMX/

Roddy Macleod, the author / photographer of the utterly magnificent book of last years GP season : Will To Victory, might be a valuable resource : www.roddymacleod.com.

A few pictures of one of my obsessions with Namur. The black and white one I'm pretty sure is Roddy Macleods, the others , I think, from that 'JB 2007 Track Walk' thread / series I mentioned - some from the 2007 GP, two, from varying years after the final GP.





Robgvx wrote:

I have an entire chapter dedicated to Namur, and what it was like to race around there in my (soon to be published) book Bear. And some of the greatest photos you’ll ever see.

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Do you have a realise date for the book ?

Telford Classic Dirt Bike show, February 15 next year.

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6/29/2019 1:48 AM

752dad wrote:

Don’t think I’ll make it to Lommel unfortunately. I hope to visit some other tracks on our trip, going to Amsterdam today.
KC

Be careful in the coffee shops, they add a secret ingredient into the cake's that gives them a little kick ! 🤣🤣🤯🤪

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6/29/2019 1:56 AM

Robgvx wrote:

Telford Classic Dirt Bike show, February 15 next year.

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6/29/2019 2:08 AM

Robgvx wrote:

I have an entire chapter dedicated to Namur, and what it was like to race around there in my (soon to be published) book Bear. And some of the greatest photos you’ll ever see.

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Do you have a realise date for the book ?

Robgvx wrote:

Telford Classic Dirt Bike show, February 15 next year.

That is something to look forward too.

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Now a member of the Orange brigade

6/29/2019 4:07 AM

Robgvx wrote:

Telford Classic Dirt Bike show, February 15 next year.

It Will be fantastic to see!

The second you have pricing / ordering ready to go, let me / us know, please, Rob.

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6/29/2019 4:07 AM

Needs a little work

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6/29/2019 4:26 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:






That’s cool, never seen them before. Good win for Reed I don’t remember that.

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6/29/2019 7:04 AM



Another video of Namur, the late Eric Geboers winning world title in home country.

Wish they'd bring back this track!!
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6/29/2019 7:22 AM

752dad wrote:

Visited Namur today, really enjoyed our day trip and got to walk on part of the famous MX track. The city is historic and beautiful.
KC



Sully wrote:

How sketchy was it walking down those hills? They look ridiculously steep on TV, so I can’t imagine how steep they actually are.

Walking down was not an option, ran down the first one and decided that was enough. So steep, the pictures don’t do it justice.

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6/29/2019 7:27 AM

kage173 wrote:

That'd be cool. That track looked sweet.

Are you going to make it to Lommel?

752dad wrote:

Don’t think I’ll make it to Lommel unfortunately. I hope to visit some other tracks on our trip, going to Amsterdam today.
KC

Spergen wrote:

Be careful in the coffee shops, they add a secret ingredient into the cake's that gives them a little kick ! 🤣🤣🤯🤪

Sticking with Dunkin Doughnuts and Starbucks.
My work has strict policies regarding the stuff you can get at the euro “coffee shops”

KC

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6/29/2019 7:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/29/2019 7:49 AM

Sandwarrior752 wrote:



Another video of Namur, the late Eric Geboers winning world title in home country.

Wish they'd bring back this track!!

21:08. Ismo Vehkonen jumping that downhill double (past a Vitard)...

Great video. You really get to see a lot of the track in that video. I miss that place.

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6/29/2019 7:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/29/2019 7:48 AM

The Monaco of MX

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6/29/2019 8:36 AM

752dad wrote:

Visited Namur today, really enjoyed our day trip and got to walk on part of the famous MX track. The city is historic and beautiful.
KC



Sully wrote:

How sketchy was it walking down those hills? They look ridiculously steep on TV, so I can’t imagine how steep they actually are.

752dad wrote:

Walking down was not an option, ran down the first one and decided that was enough. So steep, the pictures don’t do it justice.

I went in 2017.... I walked down, stopped to take a photo, my phone fell down it slided pretty far away did not broke but it was an adventure going down and climbing back

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