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Langlauf at St. John's. St. John Abbey Arboretum, Collegeville, MN

Sunday, January 20th. 12:30pm first races. 25K and 9K skate races, and 7K and 16K Classic.

Forecast/conditions: Saturday night low around -15F, with race time temps around 0F. Mostly sunny skies, light winds. Snow thin in spots.

Glidewax: Apply Magic Green, scrape and brush. Apply LF10 or MF10 Green, scraped and brushed with metal, horsehair and stiff nylon brushes. Topcoat: HF13 block crayoned on, and ironed through a sheet of fiberlene. Let cool, hand-cork and after cooling, polish with a designated fluor polishing brush. RE-brush after testing/warming up.

Gripwax: Clean and sand gripzones. Apply thin Layer of Base wax. Apply several thin layers of Synthetic Green, and then cover with several layers of Synthetic Black or Tar Black. Klister option: Base klister ironed in, and covered after cooling with Blue Klister. Apply 2 thin layers of Synthetic Black or Tar Black, corked lightly.