A motorcycle helmet, usually of the open faced half helmet style, as opposed to the more modern helmets with better coverage and protection. The original skid lids were actual military helmets and the style is still reminiscent of this.
Ya, I should be wearing a full helmet, but my skid lid is cooler, lighter, and gives me a better field of vision. I may end up in a coffin, but at least I don't drive one now, right?
by imsoenthused May 22, 2008