I’m not a lawyer and certainly don’t intend to be one, so there are probably some points I’ve forgotten. If there are, I’m not responsible for them.

I don’t take responsibility for much more than getting myself out of bed in the morning.

Things I Take Responsibility For

  • Content:

This is a personal blog. All opinions expressed here are my own and not those of anyone else. I am responsible for the content – not anyone else. If I ever have an employer he/she would not be responsible. Any group, organization, church, agency or entity that I may be associated with would not be responsible either. It’s all about me, me, me, only me, and I prefer it that way.

  • Mistakes and Stupidity:

I may make a mistake or say something stupid. Actually, chances are pretty good that I’ll do both at some point. I’ll do my best to refrain from stupidity but I don’t make any promises. I’m only human and make mistakes just like everyone else – probably more than everyone else. Hence, just for the record; any mistakes belong to me and me alone. Not that I want to claim them but since they’re mine I’m kinda stuck with them.

  • Changing my Mind:

Over time my thoughts and opinions may change. Posts are intended to give insight into my life at the time the post is written, but not necessarily forever. Current posts may express different opinions than earlier posts. We do the best we can with what we know at the time, and as we learn more we do better. Right?

  • Copyright:

Since most everything in the blog comes from my brain, it belongs to me. But if you like a post feel free to link to it! You may use a portion less than 1/3 if you’re going to be picky of a post as long as you link to the original post and give me credit. If you want to use more than 1/3 of a post please contact me to request permission. I’ll probably say “Sure, go ahead!” Thank you for respecting my intellectual and the not-so-intellectual property.

Things I’m Not Responsible for:

  • Eternal Accuracy:

The information in this weblog is provided “as is” with no warranties and confers no rights. I’ll do my best to make sure all the information, including links, are accurate at the time of posting but there’s no guarantee that information posted today will still be valid or accurate in the future.

  • Incoming Links:

I can’t control who links to me. If you see a questionable site linking to my blog take it up with them, not me. I don’t submit my blog to “link farms” or directories so if they find me it was all on their own.

  • Personal Offense:

I promise to try my best not to not knowingly injure, defame, or libel anyone. If content matter, bad grammar, slang, or punctuation translates or is interpreted into something bad in your country or culture it was certainly not my intent and I will not be held responsible for it. If you’re bound and determined to find insult where none was intended feel free to close the window and not return.

  • Bad Decisions:

My intention is to do no harmI’m not a motorcycle mechanic, lawyer, therapist, trainer, chef, or any other type of trained expert so what I write is not to be taken as fact nor absolute. Use your own brainpower instead of mindlessly making decisions based on what I write. You won’t be compensated in any way if you suffer a loss, damage, or inconvenience because of something written in this blog.

  • Making Money:

At one time I was 100% against accepting any money for writing on Leave The Road. Then I had to renew the domain, pay for hosting, and gasp! ran out of travel and beer money all in the same month! After careful consideration, I decided that it was possible to fund my cold brew and wandering habit while keeping my integrity. For instance, the ads at the end of the blogpost will hopefully cover yearly hosting and beer expenses. Hosting is easy; it’s the travel allowance I’m worried about. I’m still against paid recommendations disguised as personal opinion, so anything I praise about is because I want to share something good with you – not because I was paid to say it. However, I’m willing to consider sponsored posts if the product or service is one I’d really truly use or have used and like. No matter what, I promise that anything I write here is my own honest opinion – whether I’m getting a beer allowance for it or not.

  • Comments:

Feel free to disagree with me or tell me I’m completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry. Please be polite because I have feelings too. I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever – like abusive, rude, anonymous comments, and of course, spam. Once a comment passes moderation I won’t be held responsible for the contents of blog comments. And I’m not responsible for any laws that may be broken in any country through the content, implication, and intent of blog comments. Don’t bother commenting just to spam your site cuz I’m on to you and will delete your comment. But if you’re leaving an honest-to-goodness comment please link to your blog or site – I’d love to see it!

  • Matching Riding Gear:

I may take responsibility for getting myself in gear for every ride but I won’t promise I’ll be wearing colors matching the motorcycle I ride.

I hope you enjoy all my ramblings.

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