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Articles for Single Track Mind
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.
Single Track Mind: Riding Thru 2012
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Our man Melling ponders yet another year in the saddle and looks to the future. Also, trades barbs with fun-hating EU technocrats!
Single Track Mind: Wanderin’ Brain
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Our man Melling ponders his role as motorcycle racing seer, having predicted the MotoGP rule changes recently imposed and those to come. He also terrorizes innocent hikers…
STM: European Grand Tour Thoughts
Monday, October 22, 2012
Our man Melling weighs in on the troubling future for motorcycling and its aging demographic during a grand European tour.
STM: MotoGP, Without the Emotion
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Ranting about Grand Prix motorcycle racing comes natural to Mr. Melling. So did you think he’d stay silent about the MotoGP/World Superbike union under Bridgepoint? Get ready for the unified World Championship.
Single Track Mind: Post Olympic Thoughts
Friday, August 17, 2012
Mr. Melling offers some final thoughts on the spectacle of the 2012 London Olympic Games and finds inspiration for a change to MotoGP and World Superbike that would revitalize motorcycle racing.
Single Track Mind – Olympic Thoughts
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Our favorite motorcycle-riding Briton weighs in on his country’s current source of pride and vigor – hosting the Olympic Games in London.
Single Track Mind: Bonneville Salt Flats
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Most riders only catch a sidelong glimpse of the famed Bonneville Salt Flats while doing 75 mph on I-80. Our man Melling explains why that’s a shame.
STM: Hailwood’s 1978 Formula One TT
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
With the 2012 TT in full swing, our Man Melling recalls the story behind Mike Hailwood’s glorious return to the Isle of Man TT in 1978.
Single Track Mind: Behind the Scenes
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Our man Melling gives a behind the scenes look at the mind that’s so single tracked… It’s not pretty, but does come from our most esteemed Brit.
Racing Daytona On a Cafe Racer
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
On the eve of yet another Daytona Bike Week, our man Melling recounts his near podium performance racing the high banking at the Daytona International Speedway.
STM: Melling’s Best of 2011
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Our man Melling is at it again, with the British Isles’ greatest motorcycle scribbler spewing forth his annual wisdom in Melling’s Best of 2011.
Single Track Mind: A Memorable Autumn
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
After notching a half century in the saddle, our Matchless G.50 hero turns to a new hobby and discovers some important lessons for the motorcycle industry.
Single Track Mind: War Clouds in the Horizon
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Our overseas correspondent discusses the latest anti-motorcycle campaigns coming out of Europe and how two-wheeled enthusiasts should combat being legislated out of existence.
STM: The Passing of Legends
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Our correspondent muses over the late Italian magnate Claudio Castiglioni and American racer Gary Nixon. That and Jorge Lorenzo’s visor, as well as how to wrestle bandits at rest areas.
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