Flying with energy gels

by pdows47   March 24, 2014  

Hi folks,

Does anyone have experience taking gels on foreign cycle trips?? I'm taking some for one in Majorca, and was planning on putting them in the bike box, until it occurred the pressure difference might make them explode, so wanted a little advice

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I've not had a problem the 2 times I've done it. If you're worried, I put mine inside my empty water bottles so if they do burst it contains the mess. (Also uses up space that would otherwise be useless).

posted by pirnie [184 posts]
24th March 2014 - 11:45

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I've not had any trouble with them popping either, it's always my damn shampoo that goes first!

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
24th March 2014 - 11:53

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Yes, done it many times. Always in the bike box and never had any explode...

I have, also, decanted a huge tub of High 5 extreme into a bidon, which I carried in my hand luggage, rather than carry the 2kg container.

*that* caused some interesting times at security. Thankfully it's not a commonly-done thing to cut coke with orange flavoured powder. The man with the rubber gloves was not called for.

posted by andyp [860 posts]
24th March 2014 - 12:14

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Okey dokes, cheers folks

posted by pdows47 [103 posts]
24th March 2014 - 19:36

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