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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 1, 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 6, 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 6, 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 1, 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.

STM: Help – CBX 6 Wanted

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
This special edition Single Track Mind is a nostalgic plea to Motorcycle USA readers. Our man Melling wants his Honda CBX 6 back!

Single Track Mind: Summer Thoughts

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
After witnessing the aging population of motorcycle enthusiasts in Europe our correspondent is encouraged to spread the gospel of motorcycling to future generations.

STM: Practical Solutions to MotoGP’s Woes

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Another Motorcycle USA columnist offers his plan for fixing Grand Prix, as Frank Melling delivers his state-of-MotoGP address in this latest edition of Single Track Mind.

STM: A Message to Motorcycle Manufacturers

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Our correspondent across the pond uncovers the truth about motorcycle 'spy pictures' and how advertising in the motorcycle industry is changing.

STM: TT3D - Closer to the Edge Review

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Our man Melling, with his intimate knowledge of the TT, reviews the hottest motorcycle documentary out right now, TT3D - Closer to the Edge.

STM: Blowing Away the Cobwebs

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
MCUSA’s raving Brit delivers the view for the Donington World Superibke bleachers and demands pay up on a pre-season MotoGP wager involving his boy Crutchlow.

Single Track Mind: Blues Beating Bikes

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Amidst the doom and gloom of a soggy English winter, Mr. Melling brings good tidings of great joy as another riding and road racing season dawns.