I'm planning on doing my first cross race in early January and expect race conditions to be cold and damp. I've read that tights are a bad idea for racing because they just get wet and stay that way. The most common solution is some type of water-proof embrocation that also contains a 'warming' agent. I really don't want to spend money for a ready made product -- hard to find, have to pay shipping, etc. I was thinking about using absorbine jr. topped off with a little vaseline. Comments? Anyone have their own cold weather leg protection system?