I haven't been to every bike competition this year but I've heard from quite a few racers at last Sunday's Singha Mountain Bike Thailand Open Championship that the course used for the event was definitely the year's most scenic.
Having seen it with my own eyes, I was readily convinced. The Singha Park, the venue of the final competition of this mountain bike championship which included five race events held in different provinces throughout the year, is breathtakingly beautiful. The hilly terrain of the vast park, also known as Boonrawd Farm, was covered in many parts with fields of sunn hemp flaunting bright flowers that glowed like gold under the sun.
Actually, the sunn hemp is a green manure crop grown to cover the soil and increase fertility. In a couple of months the plant will be ploughed under and incorporated into the soil. However, during the Sunday race, the stunning beauty of the flowers obviously outshone the plant's other benefits.
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