I share the same thoughts like you do. I'm also torn between stopping and shooting some photos or keep the good pace and just continue with the nice tailwind.
However, over the years it has boiled down to the following:
1. Photos of landscapes are boring. You can always go to the same place with a car and shoot the same pictures.
2. Photos of your bicycle on a mountain pass are boring. You just have too many of those photos :-).
3. Photos of people and especially bicycle riders you meet along are interesting and bring up a lot of memories. Now, 12 years ago, on one of my cross country trips I met a cyclist who used plastic paint buckets as panniers. These panniers were fitted to the bike by means of steel wires. That still brings up memories
Question to the GPS compact camera users: How well is the functionality of the GPS? How long does it take to acquire a GPS signal? Does it only make sense for point and shoot if the camera is powered on all the time?