Full Moon in Pontiac

The largest Wagon in the world

Staying in the same junction, I didn’t notice the largest Wagon in the world and missed it. The next day I was back, being curious how it could happen.


  • Looking at the full moon at my last night at mobile home in Pontiac.
  • Changing the ugly panniers to my own construction with hiking poles and two sporty bags.
  • Hitching through Bloomington which I visited already few times with  Harley’s “maniac”.
  • Getting warned about coming Maple Syrup farm and tenting there.
  • Riding through pretty town Atlanta, eating historical sandwich and making a final decision of eating only in McDonald and Dairy Quine.
  • Coming to Lincoln, fixing my packaging in some garage and passing the largest Wagon in the world without noticing it.
  • Arriving to the Broadwell motel in twilight and pushing towards Elkhart because Broadwell was completely empty like a ghost town.
  • Pushing hart to the next town, Elkhart, ending up at the Talk of the Town Bar and getting permission to set my tent in their pretty backyard
  • After finalizing my tent setting, coming inside for an apple sider and was offered to stay with few locals in their spare bedrooms. Chad was the first who offered, so I had a good sleep at his house and wake up much later then he’s gone to his work.
  • Morning ride with bar’s lady back to Lincoln to see missing Wagon, the biggest in the world


Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.

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