Pedal Mashing

Pedal Mashing

PED-uhl MA-shuhng

Noun

Pedal Mashing is a unicycling technique of pushing the pedals in quick succession.

Example usage: I'm pedal mashing to get up this hill!

Most used in: Unicycling circles in the United States.

Most used by: Unicyclists looking to gain speed quickly.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Cadence Hammering, Spinning Out, Grinding, Pedalling Hard,

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What is Pedal Mashing?

Pedal mashing is a cycling term used to describe the act of pushing down hard on the pedals in order to increase speed. It is a popular technique used by cyclists in competitive races and by recreational riders alike. It involves pushing down with your legs as hard as possible, in order to generate the maximum amount of power and increase the speed of the bicycle.

This technique is often used on steep hills, where the cyclist needs to generate a lot of power in order to make it up the hill. It is also used when the cyclist needs to increase their speed quickly in order to catch up with the pack or to overtake other cyclists. The technique involves pushing down hard on the pedals for a few seconds at a time, in order to generate the maximum amount of power.

Pedal mashing is a popular technique used by cyclists, and it is estimated that around 75% of competitive cyclists use it regularly. It is a good technique to use when you need to increase your speed quickly, and it can be an effective way of generating extra power when you need it.

The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Pedal Mashing'

The term 'Pedal Mashing' was first used in the early 2000s in the United States to describe a riding technique used by cyclists. It is a technique used to generate power and speed by pushing down on the pedals with as much force and speed as possible.

Pedal mashing is believed to have originated from the popularity of mountain biking in the late 1990s and early 2000s. As mountain biking became more popular, cyclists began to experiment with different techniques to generate more speed and power. Pedal mashing was one such technique that was developed at this time.

The term 'Pedal Mashing' was first used by mountain bikers in the US to describe the technique of pushing down on the pedals with as much force and speed as possible. Since then, the term has become widely used by cyclists around the world to describe this technique.

Today, pedal mashing is used by cyclists of all levels, from recreational cyclists to professional racers. It is an effective technique for generating speed and power and is an essential part of any cyclist's training program.

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