Hit the same April rains when I was in the mountains of Peru. Thought I would triumphantly descend into the Amazon basin on the far side. But there was just a lot of washed out roads and swollen river crossings. Best laid plans and all.
I don't know how you loners make these rides anyway. I always travel with at least one friendly face. Yes, I probably miss some contact with the culture that way. It's a trade off and we each make our own bed. I have certainly had occasion to wish I were alone.
I'd buy you a beer if you weren't so damn far away. Here in BridgeTown it was an unseasonably warm and sunny Easter weekend and I wished I was out wandering the world. Grass is always greener...........
How's the bike running? Hard reset seems to be doing the job?