What major event took your riding to the next level?
The next level probably means different things to different people. We all started with nothing more than advice or an idea at how a motorcycle works. We had no idea where any limits were and left to your own trial and error without any major events not much was going to happen.
The biggest change I had was having a friend start to ride a sportbike. I was no longer following or visiting I was now searching for and leading to backroads and beyond. I was (ir)responsible for exploring limits and had someone to bounce ideas off of. The switch brought up limitations on knowledge, training, gear and bike all were lacking, all were reinforced.
What happened to bring your riding up a notch?