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Single Track Mind

Our vintage correspondent Frank Melling delivers his unique take on the motorcycle world, and the world at large, with the humorous editorials from his Single Track Mind.
Latest Single Track Mind Features
STM: Storm Clouds on the Horizon
Friday, November 07, 2014
Our man Melling continues to ruminate over the future of professional motorcycle racing, and missed PR opportunities from the MotoGP ranks.
The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Belgian Classic TT at Gedinne provides a sublime road racing experience for those daring enough to take on the 3.14 miles of tight, twisting roads. Our man Melling accepts the challenge...
Single Track Mind: Is Marquez Too Good
Friday, July 11, 2014
Our man Melling wonders aloud if MotoGP wunderkind Marc Marquez is too good for GP racing. Then, ever the pragmatist, he comes up with an elegant solution to keep the Spaniard distracted.
STM: Greatest Motorcycle Racing Achievement
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Our man Melling makes the case for the greatest motorcycle racing achievement ever, Jim Redman's triple win at the 1964 Dutch TT. Redman himself then steps in to recount the event.
Single Track Mind: Interesting Times
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Our man Melling goes on ranting and raving again about global warming, Health & Safety bureaucrats and his idol Mike Hailwood – as well as continuing to prophesy about Grand Prix motorcycle racing.
STM - MotoGP Rules Update Rumors
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It’s April Fools, almost… Our man Melling gives a rather tongue-in-cheek prediction about forthcoming MotoGP rule changes, including the esoteric algebra that will calculate appropriate rider performance handicaps and airtime.
STM: A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Classic motorcycles can sometimes fetch a premium price, but just as often they end up costing more than they're worth. Our man Melling explains...
Single Track Mind - Mellings Best of 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Our man Melling applies his sage motorcycling wisdom to the passing year in New Year's installment of Single Track Mind.
STM: Christmas Gifts for Riding Partner
Monday, December 16, 2013
There are holiday gift guides, and then there are holiday gift guides penned by Our Man Melling – enjoy the read, but follow his advice at your own peril!
Single Track Mind - How Much is Too Much
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Our man Melling meditates on motorcycles, Midwestern smorgasbord’s, the Honda Grom and taser-wielding bike cops.