We have just been alerted to the fact that the Rainbow Rd is currently closed due to flood damage. I will contact the land owners tonight (only available between 7-9pm) to see if I can get an update.
In the meantime the Awatere Valley Rd has reopened today so that is an option again. I was trying to avoid that as I suspect there will still be a lot of heavy traffic/work being carried out on this road and the last thing they need is a group of riders cruising through.
Basically this means we are back to the drawing board. I am going to take the afternoon off work to spending some time reworking the routes.
Sorry for the uncertainty of the routes but Mother Nature seems to be conspiring against us.
Stay tuned, Scott and Jo