Could there be a connection between Landis's hip condition and his "mantis" Time Trial position? Might it help roll his hip forward in a way that helps his pain?
He does say that it doesn't affect his riding... but you still have to wonder. And I'm just curious, no malice here.
If so, I feel bad for the guy... had to change his position, and THEN had to ride a different bike...
I'd love to see him at 100%. Get that surgery Landis!