i rode a ton, but not to excess. with the contest going on we would free ride every morning from 6am till about 9am, then 4pm till 8pm (not including riding in the contest).
i was trying not to push myself to the brink of exhaustion just because i really didnt want to get hurt, and I include opening up a callous on my hand in that. my nurse/doctor warned me to be most cautious with fresh water so i wanted no open wounds. I got an ear infection on the second to last day, and so did a few others (i know adrew atkinson did too), and that was super lame. I cant imagine what coulda happened to a cut.
one day riley and I got to ride along with another photographer from austrilia to the coast to "look for surf spots". the coolest part about it was that we took the govenor's personal helicopter (the govenor of the cam sur provence also owns and operated CWC). that was the coolest ride of my life. We flew over the most remote places in the world. it was beatuiful and awe inspiring. I think we flew over land for about 25 mins then explored the coast and islands for about an hour before fling back to the complex.
we also had a few adventures into some towns and cities. there were definitly times i was a bit freaked out, but i still have all my bits and pieces.