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By Griffen Smith
Pathfinder 

Benton takes to the road for Camp Mak-A-Dream

 

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

DJ Benton rides out towards Morrell Falls on a training ride June 10.

SEELEY LAKE - DJ Benton, of Seeley Lake, rode towards Mount Morrel on his 47th birthday May 10 with a goal to match his miles traveled to years lived. While he watched the trees and mountains pass him by on his ride, he discovered a herd of elk.

"It was fantastic. They weren't sure what to make of me," Benton said. "[Biking] makes me humble because you slow down. Me being a rookie cyclist, I am not fast anyway."

The nurse practitioner recently got into cycling to stay in shape during the summers. Despite cycling for just a little over a year, Benton is preparing for a 120-mile ride through...



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