Father and son go for gold on quads

Last updated 11:05 31/01/2013

Young master: Levin's Joe Love, 31, will race his 1985 Yamaha Tri-Z 250cc ATV at the NZ Masters Games in Wanganui this weekend.

Bruce Love
Joe Love

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The chance to win a gold medal by tearing around on a racing quad bike is not something a Levin father and son thought possible.

But this weekend Bruce Love and Joe Love will be gunning for gold at the New Zealand Masters Games in Wanganui.

They will race their 1985 Yamaha Tri-Z 250cs racing quads in the ATV cross-country event on Saturday and the ATV motocross on Sunday.

Bruce will be in the 50 to 59-years group, Joe in the 30-34 bracket.

Bruce said they are better described as social, rather than competitive, riders.

"I just want to be alive at the end of it, more so than winning a medal," he said.

"But it sounds like it will be a fun weekend where we can race against other riders from all over New Zealand and hopefully enjoy a beer together afterwards." Joe said when they learned motocross was one of the sports available at the Masters Games they decided to enter.

"We're not the fittest or most naturally-talented riders in the world, but we enjoy it and we'll give it a good go this weekend."

Bruce and Joe, who both work at Quin Roofing in Levin, will be among 100 sportspeople from Horowhenua competing at this year's Masters Games which run from tomorrow till February 10.

Other sports Horowhenua athletes will be competing in include basketball, tennis, badminton, squash, petanque, table tennis and bowls.

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- Horowhenua Mail

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