I do some pretty Hardcore riding in the mountains near my home. Today I realized that my pedals needed a little tending to. They're actually BMX pedals as I don't ascribe to the sissy clip-less pedal fad... (I also don't have to wear sissy shoes to ride to the shop)
All pettiness aside. here's how to do some simple maintenance on your bike pedals. Many pedals are similar to this. Don't let my bitterness toward bicycle innovation get in the way!
Step 1: Remove the pedal
...and pop the dust cover off. a little pokey tool does this just great!