I live in Irvine and starting to consider doing some rides at night. I'm basically considering my goals for 2011 which include riding a double century. For me, this will certainly involve riding at night which I haven't done much of before. Since our clocks rolled back, it seems much easier to do a night ride without having to wait too long for it to get dark.
For those of you living in the Irvine/Newport Beach area, what are your favorite/safest routes to ride in the dark (with lights of course). Specifically, I'm wondering if Santiago Canyon is relatively safe at night.
Thanks in advance!