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Mansfield Nordic Skiathlon, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, VT

6k Classic, then 6k skate. Mass start.

Forecast/conditions: Saturday overnight low in the mid-20s, temps at start in the high 20s. Packed powder snow, 20% chance of snow on Sunday, mixing with rain in the afternoon. Pistenbully packed track.

Glidewax:

Base: LF8 Blue, scraped and brushed

Glide: HF4 Red, scraped and brushed.

Topcoat: HF11 block, Roto-corked, brushed and polished, then brushed again before racing.

Gripwax:

Base: Rough up kick zone with 150grit sandpaper, then iron on a layer of Start Base wax.

Grip: Apply 2 layers of Synthetic Blue. Then apply a layer of RF Red, then a second layer of RF Red blended with Oslo Racing Blue. Cork smooth.-