We ride these things through some of the most breathtaking scenery and yet the camera does not come out till we are stopped in our tracks. I have been there and done that too. I guess that bike and rider are in such a harmonious balance that it is difficult to think about stopping for a picture.
So, I am not laughing at your breakdown, we all get them. Your picture just brought to mind my own poor record for capturing the fun and exhilaration that comes with a great ride.