Pictured – Hank Van Weelden’s Bike (via GearJunkie.com).

One man. One dream. One seriously weird looking bike.

Hank Van Weelden is Canadian. He’s a 50 year old dude, from Edmonton, and he’s built himself one of the gnarliest custom jobs we’ve ever seen. Why has he done this, exactly? He’s done it because he wants to be the first person ever to ride a bike from the South Pole to the Antarctic coast.

Van Weelden has spent $17,000 putting this thing together for the epic 750 mile journey, and I mean…just look at it. It’s an absolute beast; the end boss in a yet unmade video game where you have to beat up increasingly scary bikes.