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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
Single Track Mind: Staying Honest
Friday, April 17, 2015
Tired of seeing the history re-written, our man Melling takes vapid nostalgia to task with an honest evaluation of classic bikes both past and present.
STM: Melling Conquers LEnduro des Sables
Monday, March 02, 2015
Our man Melling recounts his poorly informed decision to enter the 1978 L'Enduro des Sables and the chaos that followed.
STM: Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
Friday, January 30, 2015
Our man Melling pays a call to the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum one of the world’s great collections of historic motorcycles.
Christmas Gifts for Your Loved One
Friday, December 05, 2014
Ye old Melling once again delivers his annual holiday gift guide for rider, which is certain to bring Yuletide marital bliss… or disaster.
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.