Dont be put off...
Well well well...something that sounds positive for once!! lol, but seriously, dont be put off riding in Wales, its all about timing.
I'm 30 now and have been riding big bikes for ten years, i live in Wigan and frequent Wales quite alot through summer, i can honestly say that in all them years i've never had a pull from the old bill, i ride in a group, sports bikes, dark visors etc etc.
before riding myself, as a young lad i used to ride pillion with my old man, on his fireblades/R1's etc again in a big group, so you could say ive been going into North/Mid Wales for nigh on twenty years.... with next to no hassle, not even a road block/ vehicle check..
Part of the problem is some riders who are not familiar with Wales pick the obvious routes, and ride at the peak times i.e Sunday between 8 am - 2pm, try and be creative!! through summer me and the lads can leave Wigan at 4ish and get down into North Wales and mid Wales and have an absolute scream of a ride with not so much as a glimpse of a bobby, same on a Saturday, go later when all the police have gone off to round up the piss cans in the big towns...plus all the sunday drivers have gone too so no caravans to deal with!!
This gives you a good 6 hours in mid summer, plenty of time to explore Wales as slow or as fast as you like, the other alternative is if your job allows for it, take one of your days of in the week, make Wednesday your new Sunday!! mid Wales is empty in the week!! fresh sliders req lol...
Of course all that said its all down to personal circumstances, family life etc on what you can do, we also cant detract away from the fact that in some areas, certain individuals have wiped themselves out at such a rate that the police had to step in, and the only way to clamp down fast was to harass the biking community, i dont agree to it........but it was probably a blessing in disguise for some lads..