Sadly, the materials I set aside to undertake Michael Clemens typing challenge were accidentally disposed of in a freak cleaning accident. So, instead I decided to strap my typewriter to the motorbike, and head out on to the 'wide open road' - a cafe in Brunswick.
And let's face it. If there was every a cafe that sounded like the place I'd be typing at, 'Wide Open Road' would be it.
*Just a note on the use of the word 'hipster' below here. The cafe wasn't actually filled with hipsters on MacBooks but rather I'm making a play on the 'hipster on a typewriter' stereotype. It is a lovely cafe with a warm and open feel. While for the first 10 minutes I felt like the oldest person in the room, soon I discovered that I was actually comparatively young compared to a lot of the customers! The W.O.R. is a very diverse and interesting cafe.
I parked down the alley way beside the cafe, where someone has worked on a gorgeous design along the side of the building. Also, check out how perfect that case on the SM3 is for motorbikes!
Is that a Macbook I see back there? One of three I saw adorning the tables of the cafe.
Oh my gaaaaaawd! Thick cut bacon. My mouth is watering just looking at it. Okay, time to push the typewriter aside and.... eat.
Thanks guys for letting my type in your cafe!
As I was packing to leave, I got approached by someone who wanted to talk about typewriters. They were very interested, and I'm going to bring some other machines by write some more in the future. Looks like there's plenty of typewriter love out there.