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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:06 pm 
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I'm off to Spain with my bike later this week. Has anyone taken energy gels away with them? Where is the best place to carry/stash them during a flight?
I was thinking hand luggage is a no go, much like the way toothpaste & soaps are restricted, which has made me think, why not put them in with the bike which will be boxed in the planes hold. How will gels fare in a non-pressurised cabin?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:09 pm 
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You're going to Spain and you want to take Gels?
You're on holiday; live a little!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:11 pm 
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minor_LEGEND wrote:
How will gels fare in a non-pressurised cabin?
what are you flying on? Something from WW2 or shortly after?

Not much around today without a fully pressurised fuselage.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Thats Ok then, so they should survive in my bike box?
I had visions of unpacking my bike & it being covered in a sticky goo. I shall bung em all in my water bottle(s).


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:46 pm 
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I thought it meant 'girls!' :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:34 am 
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.........I wish


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:31 am 
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No problem packing in with the bike...but as said, I'd be eating pastries in cafes instead.

Spain is a wonderful place to tour, drivers are much more courteous towards cyclists than in Britain.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:01 am 
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hamster wrote:
No problem packing in with the bike...but as said, I'd be eating pastries in cafes instead.

Spain is a wonderful place to tour, drivers are much more courteous towards cyclists than in Britain.


A double helping of Churros for breakfast will keep you going all morning!

I'vebeen meaning to get out there for the last couple of years - too skint- and the last couple of months - too busy.
You can't win!
It is a bloody lovely place to ride; where are you heading Legend?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:30 pm 
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I think any fluids under 100ml are okay in your hand luggage. Gels are like 30-40 ml each. I've taken gels and drinks powder on in my hand luggage and didn't get stopped.


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