does lubing after every ride apply to chain wax as well? I have always thought that lubing after a ride, when the chains have accumulated dirt from the road/ride was a bad idea since it would just somehow "push" or force the dirt/grit deeper into the chain, causing damage.. what I do is i clean/degrease the chain when I think it's needed then apply wax after.
It is not necessary to lube the chain with chain wax after every
ride. Unless you rode through a torrential downpour or extensively dusty conditions, or you did a ride of Iron Butt proportions, the chain only needs 'waxing' every 5-800 miles in my experience. Modern 'O' or 'X' ring chains are a marvel (compared to old technology); the lubricant is already sealed within the chain and we are only lubricating the side plates of the chain. I don't think that you need to concern yourself about pushing dirt into the chain unless the chain is visually filthy.
Dupont Chain wax is a fine product that I have learned to trust. After application, the chain will not appear shiny like a WD-40 treatment, in fact, the chain appears to be dry. That is a good thing because that 'dry' chain will not fling off the lubricant nor will it attract dirt.
I am not 'by the book' meticulous and am happy to lube the chain within reason
in terms of the manual- stipulated mileage, but if I exceed that number by a few hundred KM it won't be the end of the world. When I do decide to lube it after the next ride I don't worry if "after the next ride" becomes the next day because I was hot, sweaty and in need of cold beer. I do watch the tension and keep it aligned with the Motion Pro tool. I rarely clean it other than a wipe with a WD-40 soaked rag, as I don't ride off road.
The chain on my V has well over 30,000 km and I bought the bike used, so I have no idea how many actual km it has accumulated. I noticed an O-ring that had failed shortly after I got it, but there are no tight spots and the sprockets are fine. My casual approach has worked well for me- not neglectful but certainly not obsessive either, using a reliable lubricant when I overcome my latent laziness. I'd rather ride.