Among the North America, we noticed a native songbird species “Horned Lark”, named for horn-like feather tufts. Its Latin name “Eremophila alpestris” translates to “desert lover of the high mountains”.
The horned lark loves to bank steeply and silently into the sky, ascending hundreds of feet above open fields. It fills the sky with a tinkling cascade of notes before plunging toward the ground. its distinctive feather tufts, captured our imagination of handlebar you hold. Its elegant ascent and melodious song in the vast skies mirror the essence of slope style riding - sending, whipping, flipping, maneuvering, landing.
In the practice of riding bikes over jumps made of dirt or soil and becoming airborne, in that the rider jumps off of mounds of dirt, usually performing a midair trick in between. The objective transcends mere speed, it's about the elegance and creativity in every maneuver.