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We are on the road in Brno, Czech Republic and Prievaly, Slovakia where we tour the Katanga facility and Composite Products in one day. At Katanga we get a look at the CAD designs of their upcoming light electric vehicle called the VM45, building the WAW velomobile and Pony 4 quad in the workshop and a peek at the Velove cargo platform they collaborate on. Hijinks ensue when Tray and I hop on the quads for a test ride. Then it’s on to Slovakia where Alan from Composite Products gets us up close and personal to their fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber process all taking place in an old firehouse. HP Velotechnik hinted at a new trike while we were at Spezi this year. Now they’ve officially announced the DeltaTX a real departure from the tadpole trikes they have long been known for. Heiko Truppel, their marketing director takes us through the story behind this new product and we take a close look at the trike itself. Finally, we have a profile of a very highly regarded and unusual trike shop in Portland, Oregon known as Recumbent PDX. Husband and wife owners Mel and Janet Birge take us on a test ride and talk about the shop, its crew and the philosophy behind their Catrike Megastore.