I did a stage race this weekend where there was a TT. I admit I am horrible at Time Trials. I admit I dont train at them and have little motivation to do so. I also admit that if they were all done merckx style as I would like, I would still do poorly. However at the end of my TT I knew that I was honest. I cant say the same for the dude who placed in the top 5 who was blatantly drafting somebody as we passed going opposite directions on the course.
But lets be serious, instead of actually racing the time trial bikes, why dont we just rent out parking lots and show the bikes off. Dudes can wear dimpled skinsuits, their Snork helmets and tell you how aero their 4000 dollar zipp wheelset is rather than having you guess at 32 mph. It can be like a car cruise.
Im going to wax my time trial helmet.