As long as it's not really pissing it down continuously, that sounds fine to me. Better get the leathers waxed up too.
Sorry about the back tyre - I've always found that 15 minutes with a soldering iron works wonders for putting the tread back on, though. Get someone to rotate it slowly, and trace through the original grooves until it looks like you've got at least a few mm all round.
Watch you don't linger too long in one point though - a mate lost concentration while lighting a fag once, the tyre didn't half give him a surprise when it blew! We laughed for ages after, he's still not lived it down.