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In Need of An Old Suit
By:  Team XCOttawa.ca   (2006/02/06)


In case you didn't already know, this year is the 40th edition of the Canadian Ski Marathon. To mark this occassion Michel Leblanc (a.k.a. "Mike the White") the National Team Mountain Bike coach, has decided to do things 'old school'. He got himself some wooden skis with 3-pin bindings, and old leather boots and plans to ski the whole 170km (in 2 days) on this retro equipement!

The only thing he's missing is a nice suit for the big day.

Any old knicker suit would do actually. If you have an older knicker suit, you know -- the ones where you have to pull up your socks so that you don't freeze your calves -- I'm sure he'd appreciate borrowing it for 2 days. I'm not sure he's going for the cords, but if you have a pair in your basement or you know someone who does please let us know if Michel can borrow it.


Michel is a pretty tall guy, around 6 feet, so small outfits won't do. The Canadian Ski Marathon is next weekend so the sooner you answer the more likely it is that we will see Michel in your knickers (er, suit) along with his wooden skis and bamboo poles.

Thanks for your help!

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