OK. I’m supposed to be writing about Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis. I’ll get to that later. That was the last 4 days. But, it’s the time of year for apple pie. I’ve scoped out most of the apple trees in the county on our rides. It’s amazing how many people have apple trees and let the fruit drop on the ground. Kansas probably isn’t the best climate in the world for apples, but the trees that are established seem to produce good fruit most years. So, today after 4 days of racing, we did a rest ride and picked apples from a couple different trees. I’m not an expert on identifying types of apples, but most pies seem to taste better with a good mixture. Anyway, I love pie. Pretty much any fruit- cherry, apples, peach, pumpkin, whatever. I can eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snack too. I don’t cook too much, but I do bake some. Bread, pizza, pies, etc. I bought a new oven last winter specifically for baking. It’s a double convection wall oven with a ton of bells and whistles. Probably too complicated for me. But it bakes great. OK. Photo exposé of pie making below. (Click to enlarge). St. Louis writeup tomorrow.