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Christmas Gifts for Your Loved One

Friday, December 5, 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 7, 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 - Melling's 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 7, 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 8, 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.