It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly five years since we last went traipsing about SoHo grading bike locking with Hal Ruzal from Bicycle Habitat. Thus it was time for another hillarious chapter with the mechanic who wears pink-purple socks and admonishing you about your ability to lock your wheels, frame and seat correctly so you can keep it for another day.
The process is simple: Hal and I spend about an hour walking around and whatever happens I try to capture it on the fly. (Which is even harder than it sounds.) This time it led to quite a few surprises and – as usual – many hilarious scenes. We also had a few friends stop by and learned at the shop that Hal has become an international celebrity. And wait until you see what happened when we came upon a Citibike station. Let’s just say Hal was impressed.
The previous three Streetfilms in this series have done nearly 250,000 plays. Below we list links to them for your viewing pleasure.
vimeo.com/12061685 (2007’s Hal Grades Your Bike Locking)
vimeo.com/12061617 (2008’s Hal & Kerri Grade Your Bike Locking)
vimeo.com/12061782 (2009’s Hal Grades Your Bike Locking 3: The Final Warning)