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Caption: Razz
Razz 

Motorcycle Diaries: Alaska

From: Scott Burton
Length: 06:03

Steve Rasmussen has been at the center of a prolific motorcycle culture in Alaska for decades.

Moto_0119_small Meet Razz in his shop of vintage Harley's. Hear the rumble of his 1947 Harley Knucklehead chopper named "The Tramp" and why he loves Alaska and his bikes.

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Piece Description

Meet Razz in his shop of vintage Harley's. Hear the rumble of his 1947 Harley Knucklehead chopper named "The Tramp" and why he loves Alaska and his bikes.

Broadcast History

Once, statewide in Alaska 6/08

Transcript

MOTORCYCLE DIARIES: ALASKA
By, Scott Burton
For AK, Road Block and Detours Show
6/28/08

INTRO: For most of the summer, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is holding an exhibit called 91 Miles to ride. The show celebrates motorcycle culture in SE, a culture that is rich in history and continues to ride strong despite being in a rainforest with little road. Among walls of pictures and paraphernalia, sit five immaculate bikes of various vintage. One of them belongs to lifetime biker Steve Rasmussen. AK’s Scott Burton visited Steve in his shop to learn more about riding in SE.

HARLEY KICK STARTING, REVING [INTRO]

NAR: 61 year-old Steve Rasmussen, or Razz, as he’s is known to many, is coaching Justin Ginter on how to start a 47’ Harley Knucklehead Chopper named the Tramp. The bike’s been across Alaska and is the same age as Razz, its white bearded owner.

SOUND BIKE

SR: [womb] There is onl...
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Additional Credits

Editor: Jessica Cochran

Related Website

www.akradio.org