What's "Drafting" and why is it such a big deal?

The topic of drafting (riding in the slipstream of another cyclist to conserve energy) in triathlon comes up frequently on the rec.sport.triathlon newsgroup, and TriBaby is always ready to jump into the fray. I feel pretty strongly about this issue, so I thought I'd put some of my thoughts here on the web for general reference.

If you have further ideas, responses, or arguments, feel free to send e-mail telling me what you think. If you enjoy racing draft-legal in draft-legal events, more power to you! However, if you skulk around at draft-illegal events and slide into a slipstream at every opportunity, it's better just to lurk....

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