Thoughts on Erik Roner
Truckee resident Erik Roner, 39, died Monday in a skydiving accident at Squaw. The incident was the equivalent of a NASCAR driver perishing in a head-on on the way to the store to grab a gallon of milk. That said, Roner was a guy who lived without limits and died within them. I only hope his life is recalled for the prior.
First off, an apology.
What you want to get in articles like this is some kind of insight into the person who just died. A little anecdote. Who was that guy behind all those crazy stunts and the Rockstar jerseys and the camera’d up helmets?
If you’ve read enough of these you’d know, that’s a false promise. Click through, scan and scroll while you take a couple bites—feel sad or at least feel something for a moment—and move on.
I can’t claim Erik Roner as…
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