Conversations with Big Rich

Big Rich Klein

Hear conversations with the legacy stars of rockcrawling and off-road. Big Rich interviews the leaders in rock sports.

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Episode 200 with Todd Young, fabricator, promoter, rockcrawler and Pirate
Feb 1 2024
Episode 200 with Todd Young, fabricator, promoter, rockcrawler and Pirate
Our favorite pirate, Todd Young, shares life in the hood, work, rockcrawling, and unexpected life changes. This is a great one, if you’ve ever had a chance to be around Todd, you’ll appreciate that he tells it like it is. Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.3:57 – My dad was always a brawler, So I was born with the expectation that you solved everything with a good fistfight. 10:58 – I kind of fell into the weld shop, they had us welding right away             19:20 – I don’t do rules and politics very well, at I stage I got fed up and wallpapered the whole back wall of the shop with all those memos and stuff 30:12 – I got into a six-foot snowbank and slid off the edge, and that 4Runner wasn’t nearly as capable as I thought it was38:42 – So off we go to Goldendale, and sure enough, Big Rich and Little Rich are throwing the biggest rock crawling soiree…and I’m like, that’s my kind of people right there45:59 – Next thing I know, we’re rounding up rocks and culverts and throwing some fun crawls in our backyard for our local rockcrawling club53:27– Well, ditch the bike and I’m going to shoulder roll this wreck out; I hit a lot harder than I thought59:33 – My whole world was shrinking, the doctor goes, I’m just going to throw this out there, not to alarm you, but we can cut it off and I’ll have you back to work in six, eight weeks.Special thanks to 4low Magazine and Maxxis Tires for support and sponsorship of this podcast.Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.Support the show
Pioneer woman, Mary McGee, on Episode 199
Jan 25 2024
Pioneer woman, Mary McGee, on Episode 199
Mary McGee is a legend in off-road racing; solo’d the Baja 500 on a bike as the first person to do so; a woman who never learned to quit and always said yes to everything offered. She thinks she’s the luckiest woman ever, her history is a great story. Mary was inducted in the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2023. Mary is why we say; legends live at ORMHOF.org.  Be sure to tune in on your favorite podcast app.3:31 – My 9-year-old brother and myself (age 5), by ourselves went on the steamship from Juneau to Seattle19:29 – Vashak said to Dan, Mary, she should road race the motorcycles, make even smoother than the car.                                24:45 – Women couldn’t have credit cards in their name, they couldn’t have anything in their own name. 29:41 – “Are you motorcycle people?” yes, “You have to leave”34:24 – my friend, Steve McQueen, said, “Mary, you have got to get off that pansy road racing bike and come out to the desert.”  Will I have to get dirty?55:48 – We only made it to El Arco and it was freezing; I went around and around that fire and got myself nice and hot and went right over to those two guys sleeping on cardboard and slithered right in between them1:10:34 – Once you start something, you should see it through to the end, however it goes.Special thanks to ORMHOF.org for support and sponsorship of this podcast.Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app.Support the show