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Old 06-15-10, 10:48 PM
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Gel Packs!

They taste better than hair gel?
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Old 06-15-10, 10:51 PM
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Real gel packs always taste better than my homemade ones.
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I'm yet to have a gel that doesn't make me want to vomit.
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The mocha clif gel packs taste pretty good.
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I like the clif strawberry. It's like a less sweet fruit roll-up.
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i have only tried on flavor. made me want to puke, and never went back. but the cliff strawberry one does not sound too bad, maybe ill try one.
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Hammer Nutrition's Huckleberry, Love it!
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I thought you were going away for a year?
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I buy the Hammer Gel, and it works quite well. The best stuff I've ever used though is the GU Rocktane gel.
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Apple cinnamon from hammer nutrition is my favorite.
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I like Gu better than Hammer. Maybe it's my "sweet" disposition.
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Originally Posted by QuickityJacks
I like the clif strawberry. It's like a less sweet fruit roll-up.
Same, I mostly buy the Clif Gels, and mostly Strawberry at that.
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Hammer Nutrition's Huckleberry, Love it!
Ditto that!
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GU stuff is pretty good. Doesn't make me want to vomit or anything.
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gel packs are messy after use and add to road side trash ....sometimes accidentally. Try buying gel in bulk and using a squeeze bottle. Neater and more cost effective.

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Originally Posted by [B
kutipper[/B];10970010]Hammer Nutrition's Huckleberry, Love it!
Yep, just used up my 2 samples.. next order will be a jug of this. tropical however is not good eats.
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Hammer Espresso....so good its hard to not to have it even when not riding.
+1 on hammer flask.
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The Hammer flask might be nice. The problem I have with the single packs are that they're too big. With Gu, I can squeeze the packet through my front teeth. The Hammer packet is too large to stick in my mouth and pull back out through my teeth effectively draining all of the contents into my mouth. If I squeeze the packet with my fingers, excess gel remains in the packet. This excess then oozes and creates a sticky mess either inside my jersey pocket or on my fingers.

Perhaps I need to improve my eating technique.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
gel packs are messy after use and add to road side trash ....sometimes accidentally. Try buying gel in bulk and using a squeeze bottle. Neater and more cost effective.

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Shouldn't leave to road trash unless the individual is just intentionally trashy themselves.

Just shove it back up under the edge of your bike shorts. Sure there might be some residual sugaryness, but it washes right out, no big deal, your gonna be covered in nasty sweat and need a shower anyway.

The discarded gel packs, are tough enough to serve as a good tire boot as well if you have a flat. My gel serves as both fuel and part of my repair kit.
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Originally Posted by StumpJumperFSR
They taste better than hair gel?
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Originally Posted by garysol1
gel packs are messy after use and add to road side trash ....sometimes accidentally. Try buying gel in bulk and using a squeeze bottle. Neater and more cost effective.

+1, very convenient.
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So far Gu Tri-Berry is my favorite. I find Cliff's and some other gels that I have tried to be too runny and not taste as good.
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+1000 on the Hammer gel flask, easy to use, easy to store while riding, easy to clean, and cheap!!
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I always liked Gel, maybe I'm just weird like that but I haven't tried one I haven't liked.
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