I think you are talking about Dervla Murphy's "Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle" originally published in GB in 1965, published in the USA in 1986, now out of print. She has a number of great cycle-touring books, the ones on Northern Ireland and Africa are worth reading -- pretty remarkable adventures.
In cold Bloomington, IN
Mark Bulgier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Speaking of bike books, (though this is a bit off-topic), does anyone know
> the name of the book by the Irish gal who rode to India (I think it was in
> the 1920s)? Great book, really well written, though it'd be a great read
> even if it'd been poorly written - just for the amazing fact of a woman by
> herself riding across Eastern Europe, Turkey, Iraq, Persia, Afghanistan and
> Pakistan when there were hardly any paved roads on the whole trip! I read
> it years ago and would love to own a copy, get to read it again.
> Mark Bulgier
> Seattle, Wa