There are many times when I have had my cell phone with me and used it to photograph a morning sunrise, a deer not far from the side of the road, thick fog I’ve had to ride through, things found on the side of the road and millions of selfies (just kidding). As you ride more and more, become more comfortable on the bike and are able to take in your surroundings without compromising your safety, you’ll notice things and views along the ride that you hadn’t noticed, or wouldn’t notice, while in a car (even as a passenger) and you might want to preserve a memory of them with a photo. If your cell phone camera has the GPS turned on, your photos can be geo-tagged enabling you and others to link the photo with the location on Google (or other) Maps.
These photos are visual reminders of scenery that you had seen or events that happened while you were on your bike and add fun to the ride, they allow you to share your joy of cycling with others and may encourage you to cycle more so that you may see other things on other days (the same road can look different every day). As you cycle more and more, you begin to realize that the journey is the destination and you look forward to going out to find new scenes, views and experiences for your memories.
You may also want to take videos, here is one of mine. Sorry for the water on the lens, it was, in fact, a day with light rain and I didn’t think about wiping the water off the lens every once in a while until I viewed the video later on.