As Geo pointed out to me I did miss one important aspect of being a cyclist in my last Lifestyle post - coffee. Our races don't go off as early as triathlons or marathons but for whatever reason cyclists love coffee. It must be a 'euro' thing. As with all things cycling - the more elaborate and expensive the better. It should come as no surprise I've found many cyclists love espresso and the French Press.
Even if you don't ride but love/need/enjoy coffee - get your Visa card out...
Behold - Ferrero Pocket Coffee. This European milk chocolate confection is filled with espresso. Not espresso flavoring or extract - pure espresso. The word on the web is that about 3 chocolates = 1 single espresso. Rumor has it this candy is (understandably) popular in Europe among students, truck drivers and other needing to stay up way past their bedtimes.
My boss brought a couple of boxes back from Italy over the winter and shared them at a meeting. They were amazing. Delicious and potent.
You can order it from specialty stores through eBay and considering the price of an espresso - they're not too expensive. Otherwise, Trader Joe's makes their own version. Grab a box of those and a few bottles of Three Buck Chuck and you've got a great night ahead of you (may I recommend dance clubs).