At least you got out and rode. Thats nice that your dad wants to ride with you. My dad came off his bike 35 years ago and hasnt got back on since. He did sit on mine, but mum shot him a look that made him quickly jump off. It would be great to bring the two/three states together.
Are you looking at the Tassie tour next year, that will be a great run.
Nick did you get out with your Sydney boys on the weekend? We had acouple of Tassie Devils on our shore to take up the sights (at speed). I did about 800 k's on the jackpot, awesome riding. Great bunch of blokes, hopefully someone can get a ride together between the two states.