Removing excess lube helps prevent dirt from sticking to your chain and drivetrain as you ride. After lubing (see how-to video here), use a rag to remove extra liquid from your chain. How often you lube your chain depends on the conditions and how often you ride, but typically you should lube every 2-3 rides. If your chain looks and feels dry, it’s definitely time to lube! If your drivetrain is caked in dust and grime, it’s time to clean it and re-lube.