This profile will take riders out of the cycling room to explore outer space. All that’s required is a vivid imagination and enough power in their legs to propel them through space. As with any journey ride, it enables the instructor to use their creativity to transport their participants from the mundane bike studio to someplace interesting and unusual. But like every other profile, it still has a purpose (threshold and VO2 max intervals to increase high-end aerobic and anaerobic capacities) and is based on sound exercise principles, including adequate work-to-recovery ratios. The notes below include suggested creative cueing but instructors should use their own originality for the narration to drive the profile.
This challenging profile consists of many short high-intensity surges to Zones 5 and 6 with brief recoveries, as well as incremental steps from Zone 2 all the way to Zones 6 and 7. Intensity is provided using power zones, but you can replace these with corresponding RPE cues.