Hey William42, when I first hopped on this thread it was your photos that caught my eye. I thought "that landscape looks familiar, must be close". Though I can't place it. Champaign is generally way flatter than even that, but there are a couple of subtle hills here and there. Maybe it's Mahomet area?
A couple Sundays ago I took a ride about 40 minutes East to Shangri La Rd. a bit South West(ish) of Danville. Anyone riding in the area might enjoy checking it out. Nothing too special, but relative to what we have around here it is nice.
I didn't have my GoPro set up at the time, but I will try to get back over there and make a little helmet-cam video.
I like that whole area because it is pretty much the closest "continuous" forest we can get to since it generally extends South East into Indiana.