A vacation from life, I thought, pedaling in place in a row of whirring machines, how nice.
Typically, a patient with Parkinson's riding a bike maintains a pedaling rate of around 50-60 RPMs.
The pedaling—and peddling—worked and Brown agreed to allow the bill to come to the floor.
It seems today that we might be pedaling back to an Age of the Bicycle, one Dodge is all too ready for.
He was pedaling at top speed, for he knew only by acquiring a big lead could he hope to win.
We passed Elfrida and her sister to-day, pedaling along for dear life.
Ten minutes later, another cyclist, pedaling furiously, rode into the zone of light cast by their head-lamps.
The subject of pedaling is aptly explained by means of numerous illustrations.
1610s, "lever (on an organ) worked by foot," from French pédale "feet, trick with the feet," from Italian pedale "treadle, pedal," from Late Latin pedale "(thing) of the foot," neuter of Latin pedalis "of the foot," from pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).
Extended to various mechanical contrivances by 1789. Pedal steel guitar is from 1969. Pedal-pushers "type of women's trousers suitable for bicycling" is from 1944.
When college girls took to riding bicycles in slacks, they first rolled up one trouser leg, then rolled up both. This whimsy has now produced a trim variety of long shorts, called "pedal pushers." ["Life," Aug. 28, 1944]
1866 of musical organs, 1888 of bicycles, from pedal (n.). Related: Pedaled; pedaling.
pedal ped·al (pěd'l, pēd'l)
Of or relating to a foot or footlike part.