When riding on a beach or sand for that matter, is extra cleaning requried afterwards or no? it just seems that a lot of sand and crap is going to get caught in my gears. I am just wondering because girlfriend and I are going to Daytona and im bringing my bike
Yes, your chain oil + sand will grind up your drive.
Try a 'dry' lube?
Just clean the drive after the days cycling I'd say.
I sometimes ride on hard, packed sand on the beach, loose sand and you will not go far.
Rent a couple of beach cruisers. I rent them at Hilton Head every spring. The bike guys there (Marriott timeshare place) say their bikes don't last long due to the salt spray and sand. They get a new shipment every year or so.