Our "Garmin Guys."
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"The year we spent together was more than memorable, it was amazing. There is no other way to describe it."
"The 2012 season was my first exposure to European racing. Loved taking the quick train to Foix and climbing TDF climbs all day."
"I can't imagine our year in France without "our family." They were our guides on and off the road. The perfect place for training or rest."
"What a fantastic place. I'd love to come back with the old Chipotle guys and do a camp or a ride weekend."
"I'm a long, long way from home. I guess that's why I've made a point of visiting my 'French Family' every season since 2012."
We miss Joshua--really, like literally.
"Gorgeous roads, great food and, most important, great friends have kept me coming back each year since 2012."
"Though I was 7,000 kilometers from home, I felt 'at home.' …local wherewithal, cycling knowledge, breathtaking views."
"My girlfriend and I are cycling France this year. Rest assured we'll include a mid-tour stay at Sunflower Cycling."
"Can't say I don't like ripping the moto, but to enjoy the French countryside and appreciate the surroundings, going slower with peddles is better."
Steele Von Hoff
"My home away from home. I love visiting and following my old training routes. An incredibly beautiful and relaxing place."
"The roads are as interesting and beautiful as any I've ridden. John knows them like the back of his hand."
"What great times we enjoyed with our 'French Family': the food, wine, fun and fellowship was something that made a tough year turn out fantastic."
"The amazing landscape surrounding Sunflower Cycling is like nothing you can find anywhere else."
"I'll never forget the generosity that we received--from teaching us how to grill duck to baking us apple pie, a slice of home."
"Wow, the memories…welcoming strangers and making them friends for life. You can ride 100 incredible miles and never be far from home."
Honorary Garmin Guys
"Year-round riding on quiet roads with great scenery plus great hosts and spectacular quiche."
"Conversation, food, atmosphere and beautiful roads--John and Chrystel's hospitality makes this the most relaxing and energizing stop between races."
Our Garmin Guests
Lots of folks cross our path, but not just anybody earns the ranking of "Our Garmin Guests." You gotta work for it. And, so far, only these two have met the criteria. In truth, it's probably not worth the effort but then who are we to say?
Christine and Jon Erskine
"We really loved our time at Sunflower. Chrystal and John are wonderful, welcoming hosts and they made our experience much more personal than it would have been with a traditional bike tour. I was originally attracted to the easy access to so many of the great Pyrenean climbs, but I had no idea just how incredible the “every day” rides are surrounding Sunflower. The most memorable rides were the ones John recommended to me over a glass of wine and some quiche by the pool talking bike racing and everything else. I've already been back. And my wife and I can’t wait to get back again!"
"Staying with John and Chrystel is home away from home--endless farm roads to explore on the bike."
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