John Rattray’s ‘The Good Egg’
John Rattray recently embarked on a cycling trip from Portland to Lincoln City in memory of his sister and to raise money for The Scottish Association for Mental Health, accompanied by, amongst others, John Cardiel. His end goal was to land the first eggplant he’d have made in a good few years at Lincoln City Skatepark, something which he achieved and which you can see in the short documentary on the project below. Slam City Skates also have an interview with John about the trip live on their site, which you can find by clicking on those words or on the screengrab of Jon Horner’s artwork below the film, whilst John covered the trip himself over on The Predatory Bird.
Have a watch, check out the interview and, like John says in the film, “Go, set something up and raise money for something you believe in.”
“John Rattray is a Scottish professional skateboarder turned office worker. In 2011 he lost his sister to depression, and in 2017 he woke up and decided it was time to ride his bicycle 100 miles to the Oregon coast to raise money for the mental health outreach organization that his cousin since works for.
A group of friends joined John on the ride and this video is an account of that mission, as well as a first, rough attempt to describe why we’re doing this and how we got here.
It is pieced together from texted iPhone interviews, Sony FS 700 clips, GoPro-on-a-drone, Lumix GH2 and a litte DJI thing on a gimble. Jon Humphries and Kurt Hayashi filmed the trip. Rattray and friends self-filmed the self-interviews. Scott Pommier took his Red Epic down there and filmed a second angle of the technically mediocre, but inherently good, egg plant and the art in the video is by Jon Horner.”