Yup, was a pretty big ride for me. I wasn't expecting it to end up being 90% on the road... I was trying to see how far the Trans-Canada trailhead on Humber Station road was from my home. Well, just getting there was 12.5km on hilly roads so I was already gassed just getting there so I did one gate and turned around. I did discover a good route however, that is nearly all on 'the cycle path', which has more generous shoulders for bikes. I found the good route on the way back down Old Church to Duffy Lane, which avoids the awful lower section of Humber Station. I wasn't expecting to drop close to 30km. It sure feels like it. It did feel good to do a real ride however. I won't be Zwifting tonight. Today's award for I'm self absorbed and ignoring the humans around me goes to the idiot couple riding SIDE BY SIDE on Trans-Canada gabbing away, blocking both directions, oblivious to the people behind them. I was forced to slow down to their criminally tortoise like pace. SMH. Idiots.
Found a stream for the Canada WNT v. Jamaica. Canada up 1-0 40'. Go Canada! Canada gets a great result with two away goals. The ladies looked good tonight. Leon was on fire.
At the cross section of satire, politics and horror (I should have loved this?!) Netflix recommended the odd El Conde. It was a shot in Black and White and felt like an old looking vampire film. The catch, however is the vampire is the Chilian fascist leader Augusto Pinochet. What? Yes. Unraveling the ghouling leadership of Pinochet is mirrored against the blood sucking life of a vampire. A nun, portrayed stunningly by Paula Luchsinger is brought in for accounting, no to er, kill the vampire... The confrontation asks a lot of satiric questions about the dictator. I think knowing more about Pinochet's history would likely have made me appreciate this film more. I mean he was a bad guy:
from his Wiki: Pinochet's regime was responsible for many human rights abuses during its reign, including forced disappearances, murder, and torture of political opponents. According to a government commission report that included testimony from more than 30,000 people, Pinochet's government killed at least 3,197 people and tortured about 29,000. Two-thirds of the cases listed in the report happened in 1973.Anyway... it was still really well acted, visually beautiful but it was a bit odd to follow at times. Even knowing it was satire. I've read a lot of people find the film funny. I guess I didn't get the very nuanced jokes. I didn't laugh once. Even at some of the absurdity of confronting a evil man with logic. ⭐⭐⭐¼