Yo Squishymonster. bigborefan said it best. In east central Illinois we will ride 50 miles to find a gravel road with a mud puddle in it. It was one of the few times he made sense.
There is some good riding around here. You have to hunt it down. vfrpilot and bigborefan are both good at this.
We have found some good roads around Danville. There are better ones once you get into Indiana.