There's plenty to be gained by recording your travels, from remembering minute details, to providing your journey the uplifting soundtrack only woodwinds can provide. Oh, wait, that's "recordering". Record your two-wheeled adventures so you can travel better in the future, with Cycletracks.
Originally developed by the San Fran Transportation Authority and just adopted by the ATX, Cycletracks is a multi-platform mobile 'lication that uses your phone's GPS to record biking habits, then sends the data to researchers intent on optimizing the usage of that $1,000,000 the city just set aside to improve its biking infrastructure -- all in all, a far more dignified means for researchers to collect info than taking notes while riding on pegs. How it works: hit start and the app begins tracking elapsed time, distance, and mph, while dimming the screen to conserve battery power and periodically vibrating to remind you that it's working; once arrived at your destination, it asks you to tag the purpose of the trip as either commute, exercise, social, shopping, errand, or "other", though really there's not much left beyond "stealing this bike". Next the data is sent off to the scienticians (with or without personal info), but it's also stored in a My Trips tab, providing you a personal record of your biking history, which you'll definitely want to clear after pedaling over to Adult Video Megaplexx.
If you can't wait for the fruits of this project to ripen, the City of Austin has just released a new edition of their color-coded biker's map, with the ease-of-use of streets & paths rated low, moderate, or high -- or, what you've got to be to actually be inspired by woodwinds.