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    What to do with energy gel wrapper?

    I did a search but could not find what I was looking for.

    What do you do with your energy gel wrapper after you have finished the gel? I don't want to throw it on the side of the road and I don't want to put it in my jersey pocket and get that sticky stuff on it/me.

    Just curious what you guys do with yours.

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    I just leave them in my jersey pocket.

    I started using Hammer Gel. You just pour the gel in a flask and have no trash to worry about.

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    Jersey pocket. If you don't want to deal with the waste, don't ride with gels. Seriously, that stuff is highly water soluble (that's why it is good fast carbs) so what's the big deal if a little gets on a jersey pocket?
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    As others have said, put it in your pocket. Makes a nice tire boot if you happen to get a cut tire.
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    Another option........

    I use the jersey pocket but often have my cell phone, arm warmers, etc. in my pockets and if I dont' want to get this stuff all sticky, I just fold the wrapper over itself 2-3 times and stick it between my handlebars and cables (just to the side of the stem. It fits nicely there (at least on my set-up) and I can just squirt the handlebar off later and throw away the wrapper at my next stop.

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    similar to MJCBH: i'll roll out ALL of the goo, then roll it up and stick it inbetween the velcro straps of my saddle bag. other times i just toss it into a sewer grate. flame away if you wish.

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    At first I thought the gel might stain my jersey. Thanks for the enlightenment.

    Also, thanks to everyone at this forum for all the great information. It really helps us new guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s2000red
    I did a search but could not find what I was looking for.

    What do you do with your energy gel wrapper after you have finished the gel? I don't want to throw it on the side of the road and I don't want to put it in my jersey pocket and get that sticky stuff on it/me.

    Just curious what you guys do with yours.

    Thanks
    I just stick it (and the little piece that tears off) under the "cuff" of my shorts. - TF
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    similar to MJCBH: i'll roll out ALL of the goo, then roll it up and stick it inbetween the velcro straps of my saddle bag. other times i just toss it into a sewer grate. flame away if you wish.
    Where I am (california) "sewer" grates are for storm drainage, not sewage. They go right into the streams. Throwing trash down there is the same as throwing it into a stream.

    I find that if I get most of the gel out and fold the wrapper up so the opening is on the inside it doesn't leak. I just put the used wrappers into the same jersey pocket that I use for food.

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    I stick the empty GU wrappers into an empty cliff bar wrapper. And if I haven't eaten a cliff bar, I stick the empty GU wrappers into my jersey pocket. It's not cool to litter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTurtle
    I just stick it (and the little piece that tears off) under the "cuff" of my shorts. - TF
    Ditto here. I roll them up and tuck them up into under my shorts on the top of my thigh.
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    Not to mention that when storm grates and draining systems get clogged, it screws everything up. What would possibly lead someone to believe that it is okay to throw trash into a storm grate?
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    Swallow it.

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    Small ziplock bag works well. Put in trash, push the air out and zip shut and into the back jersey pocket.

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    I'm only about half-roadie & wear my CamelBak any time I'm riding. I keep fuel in the top pocket of the CamelBak & can reach it over my shoulder.

    All my trash (Clif Bar wrappers, GU packets, beer bottles) goes up one leg of my shorts. After a few seconds, you don't realize it's there anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtolleson
    What would possibly lead someone to believe that it is okay to throw trash into a storm grate?
    read my OP.

    i wrote nothing about it being 'ok to throw things into sewer grates', i just wrote that i sometimes did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    similar to MJCBH: i'll roll out ALL of the goo, then roll it up and stick it inbetween the velcro straps of my saddle bag. other times i just toss it into a sewer grate. flame away if you wish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    read my OP.

    i wrote nothing about it being 'ok to throw things into sewer grates', i just wrote that i sometimes did it.

    Oh, I see. You "do it," and announce it on the internet, but you weren't suggesting you thought it was okay. Well, I guess then we can all agree you are just a jerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtolleson
    Oh, I see. You "do it," and announce it on the internet, but you weren't suggesting you thought it was okay. Well, I guess then we can all agree you are just a jerk.
    owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtolleson
    Oh, I see. You "do it," and announce it on the internet, but you weren't suggesting you thought it was okay. Well, I guess then we can all agree you are just a jerk.
    Whatever floats your boat, babe.
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    Aww damn, it's on like Donkey Kong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asciibaron
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris H
    Ditto here. I roll them up and tuck them up into under my shorts on the top of my thigh.
    just put it in your jersey. yeah, sometimes little bits of goo will get on your jersey. i tried the under the bibs thing, but if any goo is left, i'd rather have warm sticky goo on the back of my jersey than on the inside of my thigh...NTTAWWT
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampastoral
    just put it in your jersey. yeah, sometimes little bits of goo will get on your jersey. i tried the under the bibs thing, but if any goo is left, i'd rather have warm sticky goo on the back of my jersey than on the inside of my thigh...NTTAWWT
    I haven't had any problems yet. I roll them up with the cut end first so it doesn't leak on me. I did stick them in the jersey pocket in the beginning, but I always managed getting it on my hands when I reached back there for something else, once made the mistake of putting it in the same pocket as my cellphone (goo in the ear is no fun). On the legs is pretty bullet proof for me.

    Oh yeah, almost forgot. Purposeful littering sucks. It's an elitist attitude that states the person thinks they are above the needs/wants/desires of everyone and everything else... kind of like art snobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto


    you just made him cry

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