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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 - 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.
Single Track Mind - MotoGP Has to Change
Monday, August 26, 2013
As the Melling household prepares for the MotoGP visit to Silverstone, Frank files another missive toward Dorna and its handling of World Championship motorcycle racing.
STM: Crutchlow at Ducati - Why the Surprise
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Cal Crutchlow’s move to Ducati was long predicted by our man Melling, who predicted his fellow Brit’s motives months ago. Here’s why.
Single Track Mind - A First World Problem
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Melling faces a "first world problem" and parts with a beloved friend, but then finds a first world solution that opens a new chapter in his racing life.
Single Track Mind: Go Racing in 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Our man Melling, in his quest to inculcate a new riding generation, shares some insight on ways to race without having to break the bank.
STM - Evangelize for Biking
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Our man Melling is a motorcycling evangelist. In this sermon he serves up 20 points of wisdom on how to run a successful motorcycle event that will grow ridership and the sport of motorcycling.