Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: 2006 Lemond Etape 105/Tiagra
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Rainy season, Triflow. Wipe your chain clean with a paper towel or rag, then drip it onto each joint. Let it sit for a minute. Wipe it down again. Don't use too much or you'll turn your chain into a black gummy mess.
When your chain does inevitably turn into a black gummy mess you can either use a chain cleaner gizmo or just take your chain off, put it in a bottle or a jar with some mild solvent and let it sit/shake it for a few minutes. Then take it out, rinse it, dry it, put it back on and lube it. You may consider doing the same thing for your cassette, or just use a rag/course brush to clean it off.
I've heard dry lube is best for the dry conditions, but I haven't used anything dry yet.
+1 on the romantic music, do it right before your wife comes home so when she walks in you can say "This isn't what it looks like! I can explain!"