KUSA - His bike is a little different.
"I love my bike. I don't know anything about it, other than you just keep turning the cranks over," NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton told 9NEWS Sports Anchor Susie Wargin on Monday.
At 6 feet 11 inches, Walton doesn't appear to be your average cyclist. But he is, and he's not bashful expressing the passion he feels for two wheels.
"My bike is perfect," Walton said. "My bike is my gym, my church and my wheelchair all-in-one. It means freedom, it means independence and a source of being part of a team, a sense of accomplishment and self esteem. It's better than perfect."
Walton plans to ride this week with Carmichael Training Systems, a group of regular folks who - hours before the pros - will ride the same routes as the big boys.
"The whole environment of cycling in Colorado is just so fantastic. The cars are so nice, people slow down, give you space. Every rides here and riding is just absolutely fantastic," Walton said.
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